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Alicia Abella, Michael Kenneth Brown, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh: Methods and apparatus object-oriented rule-based dialogue management. Lucent Technologies, AT&T, March 28, 2000: US06044347 (245 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented dialogue manager is provided which allows a computer system or other dialogue processing system to conduct an efficient dialogue with a human user. In an illustrative embodiment, the dialogue manager processes a set of frames characterizing a subject of the dialogue, where each fr ...


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Michael Kenneth Brown, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh: System and method for voice controlled video screen display. Lucent Technologies, March 30, 1999: US05890123 (114 worldwide citation)

A system and method for a voice controlled video screen display system are provided. The voice controlled system is useful for providing "hands-free" navigation through various video screen displays such as the World Wide Web network and interactive television displays. During operation of the syste ...


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Mazin G Rahim, Giuseppe Riccardi, Jeremy Huntley Wright, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh, Allen Louis Gorin: Recognizing the numeric language in natural spoken dialogue. AT&T, February 20, 2007: US07181399 (8 worldwide citation)

A system for recognizing connected digits in natural spoken dialogue includes a speech recognition processor that receives unconstrained fluent input speech and produces a string of words that can include a numeric language, and a numeric understanding processor that converts the string of words int ...


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Tirso M Alonso, Egbert Ammicht, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh: Method and apparatus to provide enhanced speech recognition in a communication network. AT&T, May 8, 2001: US06229881 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for enhanced speech recognition in a communication network in which a first input port is coupled to a first processor and receives a telephony signal from the communication network. A second input port, coupled to a second processor, receives the same telephony signal at subs ...


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Michael Levit, Shuangyu Chang, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh: Sequential speech recognition with two unequal ASR systems. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, May 15, 2012: US08180641 (6 worldwide citation)

Sequential speech recognition using two unequal automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems may be provided. The system may provide two sets of vocabulary data. A determination may be made as to whether entries in one set of vocabulary data are likely to be confused with entries in the other set of v ...


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Mazin G Rahim, Giuseppe Riccardi, Jeremy Huntley Wright, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh, Allen Louis Gorin: Recognizing the numeric language in natural spoken dialogue. AT&T Intellectual Property II, November 24, 2009: US07624015 (4 worldwide citation)

A system and a method are provided. A speech recognition processor receives unconstrained input speech and outputs a string of words. The speech recognition processor is based on a numeric language that represents a subset of a vocabulary. The subset includes a set of words identified as being for i ...


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Mazin G Rahim, Giuseppe Riccardi, Jeremy Huntley Wright, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh, Allen Louis Gorin: Recognizing the numeric language in natural spoken dialogue. AT&T Intellectual Property II, November 1, 2011: US08050925 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and a method are provided. A speech recognition processor receives unconstrained input speech and outputs a string of words. The speech recognition processor is based on a numeric language that represents a subset of a vocabulary. The subset includes a set of words identified as being for i ...


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Shuangyu Chang, Michael Levit, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh: User query history expansion for improving language model adaptation. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Tom Wong, Steve Spellman, Micky Minhas, March 29, 2016: US09299342

Query history expansion may be provided. Upon receiving a spoken query from a user, an adapted language model may be applied to convert the spoken query to text. The adapted language model may comprise a plurality of queries interpolated from the user's previous queries and queries associated with o ...


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Shuangyu Chang, Michael Levit, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh: User query history expansion for improving language model adaptation. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Steven Spellman, Danielle Johnston Holmes, Micky Minhas, September 8, 2015: US09129606

Query history expansion may be provided. Upon receiving a spoken query from a user, an adapted language model may be applied to convert the spoken query to text. The adapted language model may comprise a plurality of queries interpolated from the user's previous queries and queries associated with o ...


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Michael Levit, Shuangyu Chang, Bruce Melvin Buntschuh, Nick Kibre: Automatic semantic evaluation of speech recognition results. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Steven Spellman, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, June 9, 2015: US09053087

A semantic error rate calculation may be provided. After receiving a spoken query from a user, the spoken query may be converted to text according to a first speech recognition hypothesis. A plurality of results associated with the converted query may be received and compared to a second plurality o ...