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Stuart M Shieber, John Armstrong, Rafael Jose Baptista, Bryan A Bentz, William F Ganong III, Donald Bryant Selesky: Command parsing and rewrite system. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, October 24, 2000: US06138098 (142 worldwide citation)

A system and method of allowing a user to control a computer application with spoken commands, include the steps of processing the spoken commands with a Speech Recognition application into candidate word phrases, and parsing at least one candidate word phrase with a Context Free Grammar (CFG) parse ...


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Luc Van Tichelen, Guido Gallopyn: Speech controlled computer user interface. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, October 30, 2001: US06311159 (120 worldwide citation)

A speech controlled computer user interface communicates between a user and at least one application program. The user interface has a speech layer, an utterance layer, and a discourse layer. The speech layer is in communication with the user and converts between speech messages and text messages. T ...


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Vladimir Sejnoha: Speech recognition system employing discriminatively trained models. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, July 10, 2001: US06260013 (118 worldwide citation)

A speech recognition system has vocabulary word models having for each word model state both a discrete probability distribution function and a continuous probability distribution function. Word models are initially aligned with an input utterance using the discrete probability distribution function ...


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David E Schulz, Colin W Wightman, Michael D Crovitz: Method and system for performing text edits during audio recording playback. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, March 19, 2002: US06360237 (116 worldwide citation)

A method for editing written text in a text editor which automatically aligns a cursor in the written text on a screen with a particular spoken word during playback of an audio recording. The method may comprise aligning the cursor in a targeted insertion point in response to a user's input, pe ...


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Colin W Wightman, Joan Bachenko: Speech-recognition-assisted selective suppression of silent and filled speech pauses during playback of an audio recording. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, December 12, 2000: US06161087 (114 worldwide citation)

A method for playback of speech in an audio recording. The method comprises performing full word-level recognition of the speech including recognition of silent pauses and filled pauses, suppressing playback of the filled pauses and silent pauses, alerting a listener of the audio recording to locati ...


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Bart D hoore, Dirk Van Compernolle: Language independent speech recognition. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, July 4, 2000: US06085160 (93 worldwide citation)

A speech recognition system uses language independent acoustic models derived from speech data from multiple languages to represent speech units which are concatenated into words. In addition, the input speech signal which is compared to the language independent acoustic models may be vector quantiz ...


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Alwin B Carus: Method and apparatus for improved tokenization of natural language text. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, March 30, 1999: US05890103 (84 worldwide citation)

This invention improves information retrieval by providing a tokenizing apparatus and method that parses natural language text in a manner that increases the throughput of an information retrieval or natural language analysis system. The tokenizer includes a parser that extracts characters from the ...


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Stephen R Baum: Header/footer avoidance for reading system. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, July 3, 2001: US06256610 (55 worldwide citation)

A computer program product residing on a computer readable medium for avoiding headers/footers while synthesizing speech for a reading machine includes instructions for causing the reading machine to determine if text in regions of a document correspond to text of a header or a footer and synthesize ...


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Michael P Tel: Speech signal distribution system providing supplemental parameter associated data. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, August 24, 1999: US05943648 (54 worldwide citation)

A speech signal distribution system includes a transmitting subsystem and one or more receiving subsystems. The transmitting subsystem has a text to speech converter for converting text into a data stream of formant parameters. A supplemental parameter generator inserts into the data stream suppleme ...


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Alwin B Carus, Michael Wiesner, Deborah Krause: Method and apparatus for breaking words in a stream of text. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Bromberg & Sunstein, March 7, 2000: US06035268 (53 worldwide citation)

A word breaker utilizing a lexicon module and a processing module to identify word breaks in a stream of Asian (e.g. Japanese, Chinese, or Korean) language text. The lexicon module is a dictionary or database containing words native to the language of the input text. The processing module includes a ...