05386494 is referenced by 228 patents and cites 6 patents.

A computer system having speech recognition functionality, a display screen, a microphone, and a mouse having pointer and voice buttons. The voice button located on the mouse is used to turn the microphone "on" and "off". The voice button in conjunction with the mouse are used to signal the computer to display the recognized spoken command. The pointer button located on the mouse is used to provide a standard "point and click" function so that a user can select text or object(s) on the display screen. The computer will apply recognized spoken commands only to the restricted selection. Voice icons are used to aid in the correction of any erroneous interpretation by the speech recognizer circuitry within the computer. A list of alternative commands are displayed in menu format associated with each icon so that the user can use the voice button and mouse to select the desired correct command. The computer then automatically corrects the erroneous interpretation. Each alternative has its own separate menu of synonyms and paraphrases to aid in locating and identifying the correct command.

Title
Method and apparatus for controlling a speech recognition function using a cursor control device
Application Number
804077
Publication Number
5386494
Application Date
June 21, 1993
Publication Date
January 31, 1995
Inventor
George M White
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G10L 5/06
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