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James F Arnold, Michael W Frandsen, Anand Venkataraman, Douglas A Bercow, Gregory K Myers, David J Israel, Venkata Ramana Rao Gadde, Horacio Franco, Harry Bratt: Method and apparatus for performing relational speech recognition. Nuance Communications, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, May 12, 2009: US07533020 (7 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for performing speech recognition using observable and meaningful relationships between words within a single utterance and using a structured data source as a source of constraints on the recognition process. Results from a first constrained speech recognition pa ...


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Michael J Wolverton, William S Mark, Harry Bratt, Douglas A Bercow: Vehicle personal assistant. SRI International, Barnes & Thornburg, July 21, 2015: US09085303 (6 worldwide citation)

A vehicle personal assistant to engage a user in a conversational dialog about vehicle-related topics, such as those commonly found in a vehicle owner's manual, includes modules to interpret spoken natural language input, search a vehicle knowledge base and/or other data sources for pertinent inform ...


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Elizabeth Shriberg, Harry Bratt, Mustafa K Sonmez: Method and apparatus for performing prosody-based endpointing of a speech signal. SRI International, Kin Wah Tong Esq, Patterson & Sheridan, February 13, 2007: US07177810 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for finding endpoints in speech by utilizing information contained in speech prosody. Prosody denotes the way speakers modulate the timing, pitch and loudness of phones, words, and phrases to convey certain aspects of meaning; informally, prosody includes what is perceived as ...


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Gokhan Tur, Horacio E Franco, Elizabeth Shriberg, Gregory K Myers, William S Mark, Norman D Winarsky, Andreas Stolcke, Bart Peintner, Michael J Wolverton, Luciana Ferrer, Martin Graciarena, Neil Yorke Smith, Harry Bratt: Method and apparatus for tailoring the output of an intelligent automated assistant to a user. SRI INTERNATIONAL, Barnes & Thornburg, November 22, 2016: US09501743 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for tailoring the output of an intelligent automated assistant. One embodiment of a method for conducting an interaction with a human user includes collecting data about the user using a multimodal set of sensors positioned in a vicinity of the ...


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Gokhan Tur, Horacio E Franco, Elizabeth Shriberg, Gregory K Myers, William S Mark, Norman D Winarsky, Andreas Stolcke, Bart Peintner, Michael J Wolverton, Luciana Ferrer, Martin Graciarena, Harry Bratt, Neil Yorke Smith: Method and apparatus for tailoring the output of an intelligent automated assistant to a user. SRI INTERNATIONAL, Barnes & Thornburg, Thomas J McWilliams, Edward F Behm Jr, December 15, 2015: US09213558 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for tailoring the output of an intelligent automated assistant. One embodiment of a method for conducting an interaction with a human user includes collecting data about the user using a multimodal set of sensors positioned in a vicinity of the ...


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Mitchell Leigh McLaren, Aaron Dennis Lawson, Harry Bratt: Semi-supervised speaker diarization. SRI International, Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham, November 20, 2018: US10133538

An audio file analyzer computing system includes technologies to, among other things, localize audio events of interest (such as speakers of interest) within an audio file that includes multiple different classes (e.g., different speakers) of audio. The illustrative audio file analyzer computing sys ...


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Horacio E Franco, Luciana Ferrer, Harry Bratt, Colleen Richey, Kristin Precoda, Victor Abrash: Method and apparatus for classifying lexical stress. SRI INTERNATIONAL, Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham, March 27, 2018: US09928832

A method for classifying lexical stress in an utterance includes generating a feature vector representing stress characteristics of a syllable occurring in the utterance, wherein the feature vector includes a plurality of features based on prosodic information and spectral information, computing a p ...


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Harry BRATT, Luciana Ferrer, Martin Graciarena, Sachin Kajarekar, Elizabeth Shriberg, Mustafa Sonmez, Andreas Stolcke, Gokhan Tur, Anand Venkataraman: Method and apparatus for speaker recognition. Patterson & Sheridan, Sri International, January 10, 2008: US20080010065-A1

A method and apparatus for speaker recognition is provided. One embodiment of a method for determining whether a given speech signal is produced by an alleged speaker, where a plurality of statistical models (including at least one support vector machine) have been produced for the alleged speaker b ...


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Elizabeth Shriberg, Harry Bratt, Mustafa K Sonmez: Method and apparatus for performing prosody-based endpointing of a speech signal. SRI International, Thomason Moser & Patterson, Attorneys At Law, October 10, 2002: US20020147581-A1

A method and apparatus for finding endpoints in speech by utilizing information contained in speech prosody. Prosody denotes the way speakers modulate the timing, pitch and loudness of phones, words, and phrases to convey certain aspects of meaning; informally, prosody includes what is perceived as ...


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Gregory K Myers, Harry Bratt, Anand Venkataraman, Andreas Stolcke, Horacio F Franco, Venkata Ramana Rao Gadde: Method and apparatus for fusion of recognition results from multiple types of data sources. Moser Patterson & Sheridan, June 9, 2005: US20050125224-A1

A method and apparatus are provided for fusion of recognition results from multiple types of data sources. In one embodiment, the inventive method implementing a first processing technique to recognize at least a portion of terms contained in a first media source, implementing a second processing te ...