Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes, Jeffrey Scott Sorensen: Conversational data mining. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, December 16, 2003: US06665644 (292 worldwide citation)

A method for collecting data associated with the voice of a voice system user includes conducting a plurality of conversations with a plurality of voice system users. For each conversation, a speech waveform is captured and digitized, and at least one acoustic feature is extracted. The features are ...

Ponani S Gopalakrishnan, Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes: Methods and apparatus for restricting access of a user using random partial biometrics. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang Esq, Ryan Mason & Lewis, May 11, 2004: US06735695 (158 worldwide citation)

A biometrics security method and apparatus are disclosed that restrict the ability of a user to access a device or facility using a portion of biometric data to validate the user's identity. Upon a user request to access a secure device or facility, the central biometric security system initial ...

Chitra Dorai, Gaurav Jain, Edith H Stern: System and method for selective processing of digital images. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, Anne Vachen Dougherty, October 17, 2006: US07121469 (155 worldwide citation)

A system and method for obtaining selected image information from a digital image and providing that selected image information for selective handling. In one aspect, the present invention automatically locates and segments an item identifier from an image caught by a digital camera and provides ima ...

John R Smith, Rakesh Mohan, Chung sheng Li: Method and apparatus for transcoding multimedia using content analysis. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, Anne Vachon Dougherty, November 29, 2005: US06970602 (131 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selecting at least one transcoding method for manipulating multimedia data for delivery on the basis of analysis of the content of the multimedia data. Many possible transcoding operations can be performed on multimedia data to adapt it to constraints in delivery and displ ...

Hubert Crepy, Jeffrey A Kusnitz, Burn Lewis: Testing speech recognition systems using test data generated by text-to-speech conversion. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, September 16, 2003: US06622121 (109 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for testing speech recognition systems are disclosed in which the speech recognition device to be tested is directly monitored in accordance with a text-to-speech device. The collection of reference texts to be used by the speech recognition device is provided by a text-to-speech ...

Gerd K Binnig, Peter Bloechl, Juergen Klenk: Processing of textual information and automated apprehension of information. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, Ryan Mason & Lewis, March 22, 2005: US06871199 (96 worldwide citation)

Scheme for the automated apprehension of textual information conveyed in an input string. The input string is segmented to generate segments and/or semantical units. The following steps are repeated for each segment in the input string until a subset for each segment in said input string is identifi ...

David Frederick Bantz, Steven J Mastrianni, Ajay Mohindra, Dennis G Shea: Method and apparatus for providing automatic configuration of a computer system based on its physical location using an electronically read schedule. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang Esq, McGinn & Gibb PLLC, March 23, 2004: US06711617 (90 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and system for automatically configuring a user's portable device, include a module for inferring a current location of the user, and a module for configuring the portable device based on information contained in a configuration of the current location.

Gerhard Backfried, Hubert Crépy: Method and apparatus for expanding the vocabulary of a speech system. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, October 5, 2004: US06801893 (78 worldwide citation)

A computerized method is provided for adding a new word to a vocabulary of a speech system, the vocabulary comprising words and corresponding acoustic patterns for a language or language domain. Within a determination step for the new word, a regularity value is determined which measures the conform ...

Shyh Kwei Chen, Ming Ling Lo: Universal output constructor for XML queries universal output constructor for XML queries. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, Ryan Mason & Lewis, July 20, 2004: US06766330 (76 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided according to the present invention which guarantee that an Extensible Markup Language (XML) query output conforms to a Document Type Definition (DTD) of the user's choice. The present invention allows for: (i) selection of a DTD; (2) integration of one or more ...

Sankar Basu, Philippe Christian de Cuetos, Stephane Herman Maes, Chalapathy Venkata Neti, Andrew William Senior: Methods and apparatus for audio-visual speech detection and recognition. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, Ryan Mason & Lewis, July 15, 2003: US06594629 (76 worldwide citation)

In a first aspect of the invention, methods and apparatus for providing speech recognition comprise the steps of processing a video signal associated with an arbitrary content video source, processing an audio signal associated with the video signal, and decoding the processed audio signal in conjun ...