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Linda M Boyer, James R Lewis, Kerry A Ortega, Ji Wee Tan: Method for hands-free operation of a pointer. International Business Machines Corporation, Akerman Senterfitt, February 11, 2003: US06519566 (131 worldwide citation)

The method of the invention involves a plurality of steps including, defining a set of user voice commands for hands-free control of a pointer and, in response to receiving a first audio input recognized as one of the set of user voice commands, initiating motion of the pointer in a direction indica ...


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Kerry A Ortega, Linda M Boyer, Thomas A Kist, James R Lewis, Barbara E Ballard, Ronald VanBuskirk, Arthur Keller: Managing voice commands in speech applications. International Business Machines, Quarles & Brady, January 30, 2001: US06182046 (16 worldwide citation)

A method for managing a What Can I Say (WCIS) function in an application having a plurality of commands which can be voice activated comprises the steps of: storing a set of substantially all voice activatable commands associated with the application; identifying those of the commands in the set whi ...


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Kerry A Ortega, Linda M Boyer, Thomas A Kist: Displaying voice commands with multiple variables. International Business Machines Corporation, Quarles & Brady, July 4, 2000: US06085159 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying voice commands with multiple variables in a speech application, comprises the steps of: compiling a list of each voice command which can include at least one variable; storing with each the voice command each variable associated with each voice the command in the list; displa ...


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James R Lewis, Linda M Boyer, Ji Whee Tan: Speech enabling labeless controls in an existing graphical user interface. International Business Machines Corporation, Akerman Senterfitt, September 2, 2003: US06615176 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for speech enabling labeless controls in an existing graphical user interface can comprise the steps of: identifying controls in a window contained in the graphical user interface; testing each identified control for an associated label; for each identified control having an associated labe ...


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James R Lewis, Kerry A Ortega, Maria E Smith, Thomas A Kist, Linda M Boyer: Method and apparatus for recognizing from here to here voice command structures in a finite grammar speech recognition system. International Business Machines Corporation, Akerman Senterfitt, June 1, 2004: US06745165 (12 worldwide citation)

A method and system uses a finite state command grammar coordinated with application scripting to recognize voice command structures for performing an event from an initial location to a new location. The method involves a series of steps, including: recognizing an enabling voice command specifying ...


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Rajesh Balchandran, Linda M Boyer: Relative delta computations for determining the meaning of language inputs. International Business Machines Corporation, Akerman Senterfitt, April 29, 2008: US07366666 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for processing language input can include the step of determining at least two possible meanings for a language input. For each possible meaning, a probability that the possible meaning is a correct interpretation of the language input can be determined. At least one relative data computati ...


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Rajesh Balchandran, Linda M Boyer: Method and system for automatically building natural language understanding models. Nuance Communications, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, November 16, 2010: US07835911 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention disclosed herein concerns a system (100) and method (600) for building a language model representation of an NLU application. The method 500 can include categorizing an NLU application domain (602), classifying a corpus in view of the categorization (604), and training at least one lan ...


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Rajesh Balchandran, Linda M Boyer: Relative delta computations for determining the meaning of language inputs. Nuance Communications, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, July 14, 2009: US07562016 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for processing language input can include the step of determining at least two possible meanings for a language input. For each possible meaning, a probability that the possible meaning is a correct interpretation of the language input can be determined. At least one relative data computati ...


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Rajesh Balchandran, Linda M Boyer, Gregory Purdy: Extracting tokens in a natural language understanding application. International Business Machines Corporation, Cuenot Forsythe & Kim, October 9, 2012: US08285539 (2 worldwide citation)

A method of processing text within a natural language understanding system can include applying a first tokenization technique to a sentence using a statistical tokenization model. A second tokenization technique using a named entity can be applied to the sentence when the first tokenization techniq ...


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Rajesh Balchandran, Linda M Boyer: Method, system, and apparatus for natural language mixed-initiative dialogue processing. International Business Machines Corporation, Akerman Senterfitt, June 10, 2008: US07386440 (2 worldwide citation)

In a natural language, mixed-initiative system, a method of processing user dialogue can include receiving a user input and determining whether the user input specifies an action to be performed or a token of an action. The user input can be selectively routed to an action interpreter or a token int ...



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