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Masato Shimakawa, Makoto Akabane, Bao Hongchang, Junichi Rekimoto, Hiroaki Kitano, Kazunori Sasano, Kazuo Ishii, Keiichi Yamada, Hiroaki Ogawa, Hiroshi Kakuda, Yasuharu Asano, Hitoshi Honda, Satoshi Fujimura, Atsuo Hiroe: Information processing apparatus and information processing method. Sony Corporation, Seong Kun Oh, Limbach & Limbach, April 25, 2000: US06055536 (123 worldwide citation)

An information processing system stores information of various types, which is obtained in the real world, in connection with keys indicative of the attribute and feature of the information so that the real-world information is stored quickly and surely in the virtual world which is formed of the li ...


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Yasuharu Asano, Masao Watari, Makoto Akabane, Tetsuya Kagami, Kazuo Ishii, Miyuki Tanaka, Yasuhiko Kato, Hiroshi Kakuda, Hiroaki Ogawa: Apparatus and method for processing natural language and apparatus and method for speech recognition. Sony Corporation, Limbach & Limbach L, November 23, 1999: US05991721 (67 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for processing a natural language arranged so as to improve the speech recognition rate. In an example search section, the degree of similarity between each of a plurality of examples of the actual use of the language stored in an example data base and each of a plurality o ...


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Kazuo Ishii, Eiji Yamamoto, Miyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Kakuda, Yasuharu Asano, Hiroaki Ogawa, Masanori Omote, Katsuki Minamino: Interrupt correction of speech recognition for a navigation device. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, May 23, 2000: US06067521 (25 worldwide citation)

A speech recognition apparatus and method for use in a car navigation system performs speech processing for recognizing speech or spoken words referring to a specified region. An input audio signal or vocalized speech undergoes speech processing to determine and recognize the region specified in the ...


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Yasuharu Asano, Hiroaki Ogawa, Yasuhiko Kato, Tetsuya Kagami, Masao Watari, Makoto Akabane, Kazuo Ishii, Miyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Kakuda: Speech recognizing method and apparatus, and speech translating system. Sony Corporation, Limbach & Limbach L, December 8, 1998: US05848389 (25 worldwide citation)

In a speech recognizing apparatus, a grammatical qualification of a proposed speech recognition result candidate is judged without using a grammatical rule. The speech recognizing apparatus for performing sentence/speech recognition is comprised of an analyzing unit for acoustically analyzing speech ...


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Miyuki Tanaka, Hiroaki Ogawa, Yasuhiko Kato, Tetsuya Kagami, Masao Watari, Makoto Akabane, Kazuo Ishii, Yasuharu Asano, Hiroshi Kakuda: Translation apparatus and method for facilitating speech input operation and obtaining correct translation thereof. Sony Corporation, Seong Kun Oh, Limbach & Limbach, October 5, 1999: US05963892 (24 worldwide citation)

A translation apparatus and a translation method arranged to facilitate the operation of inputting a speech and to obtain a correct translation. When a speech in Japanese is input to a microphone by a user, it is recognized in a speech recognition section and one or more words constituting the speec ...


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Takashi Sasai, Hiroshi Kakuda, Kazuya Odagiri, Koji Nishimura: Communication method, communication system, and communication device. Sony Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, July 11, 2006: US07076210 (14 worldwide citation)

In the case where close range wireless communication is performed among a plurality of communication devices, when a predetermined connection operation is performed in a first communication device 10a, an inquiry message is wirelessly transmitted in order to discover a device to be connected by the ...


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Kazuo Ishii, Eiji Yamamoto, Miyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Kakuda, Yasuharu Asano, Hiroaki Ogawa, Masanori Omote, Katsuki Minamino: Navigation apparatus, navigation method and automotive vehicles. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, May 16, 2000: US06064323 (13 worldwide citation)

A navigation apparatus and navigation method for an automobile in which a map is visually displayed and a desired destination can be set by speaking the name of such destination. A voice recognition section recognizes the destination and marks it on the map that is being displayed and the best route ...


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Kazuo Ishii, Eiji Yamamoto, Miyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Kakuda, Yasuharu Asano, Hiroaki Ogawa, Masanori Omote, Katsuki Minamino: Voice recognition apparatus, voice recognition method, map displaying apparatus, map displaying method, navigation apparatus, navigation method and car. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, September 21, 1999: US05956684 (13 worldwide citation)

Voice processing for recognizing a predetermined voice such as a place name is performed by a voice processing section 14 from an audio signal inputted from a microphone 11 on the basis of an operation of a talk switch 18. When a map display is based on the recognized place name is performed, an inc ...


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Kazuo Ishii, Eiji Yamamoto, Miyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Kakuda, Yasuharu Asano, Hiroaki Ogawa, Masanori Omote, Katsuki Minamino: Speech recognition system that restarts recognition operation when a new speech signal is entered using a talk switch. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, June 26, 2001: US06253174 (12 worldwide citation)

A speech recognition system for use in an automobile navigation system performs speech processing for recognizing speech or spoken words that correspond to a name of a place and a word designating a desired operation of the navigation system. When a new audio signal is input during speech recognitio ...


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Yoshitaka Ukita, Hiroshi Kakuda, Masakazu Hattori: Telephone set, communication adaptor, home appliance control method, and program recording medium. Sony Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Dunner, August 14, 2007: US07257398 (11 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a telephone set comprises a connection apparatus to execute a connecting process for enabling transmission and reception of an information signal to and from a home appliance such as a general audio device remote-controllable by radio communication; a control apparatus for g ...



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