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James F Arnold, Horacio E Franco, David J Israel: Method and apparatus for providing speech-driven routing between spoken language applications. SRI International, Kin Wah Tong Esq, Patterson & Sheridan, March 21, 2006: US07016849 (93 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a concomitant method for speech recognition. In one embodiment, a distributed speech recognition system provides speech-driven control and remote service access. The distributed speech recognition system comprises a client device and a central server, where the client device is equi ...


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Anand Venkataraman, Horacio E Franco, Douglas A Bercow: Method and apparatus for speech recognition using a dynamic vocabulary. SRI International, Kin Wah Tong Esq, Patterson & Sheridan, December 11, 2007: US07308404 (93 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for performing speech recognition using a dynamic vocabulary. Results from a preliminary speech recognition pass can be used to update or refine a language model in order to improve the accuracy of search results and to simplify subsequent recognition passes. This ...


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Michael H Cohen, Horacio E Franco: Method and apparatus for context-dependent estimation of multiple probability distributions of phonetic classes with multilayer perceptrons in a speech recognition system. SRI International, Townsend & Townsend Khourie & Crew, May 31, 1994: US05317673 (39 worldwide citation)

In a hidden Markov model-based speech recognition system, multilayer perceptrons (MLPs) are used in context-dependent estimation of a plurality of state-dependent observation probability distributions of phonetic classes. Estimation is obtained by the Bayesian factorization of the observation likeli ...


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James F Arnold, Horacio E Franco, David J Israel, Christopher Culy: Method and apparatus for providing a dynamic speech-driven control and remote service access system. SRI International, Kin Wah Tong Esq, Patterson & Sheridan, March 14, 2006: US07013275 (34 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a concomitant method for speech recognition. In one embodiment, a distributed speech recognition system provides speech-driven control and remote service access. The distributed speech recognition system comprises a client device and a central server.


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Osher Yadgar, Neil Yorke Smith, Bart Peintner, Gokhan Tur, Necip Fazil Ayan, Michael J Wolverton, Girish Acharya, Venkatarama Satyanarayana Parimi, William S Mark, Wen Wang, Andreas Kathol, Regis Vincent, Horacio E Franco: Generic virtual personal assistant platform. SRI International, Barnes & Thornburg, July 14, 2015: US09082402 (14 worldwide citation)

A method for assisting a user with one or more desired tasks is disclosed. For example, an executable, generic language understanding module and an executable, generic task reasoning module are provided for execution in the computer processing system. A set of run-time specifications is provided to ...


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Horacio E Franco, David J Israel, Gregory K Myers: Method and apparatus for performing relational speech recognition. SRI International, Kin Wah Tong, Patterson & Sheridan, February 7, 2006: US06996519 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing speech recognition using observable relationships between words. Results from a speech recognition pass can be combined with information about the observable word relationships to constrain or simplify subsequent recognition passes. This iterative process greatl ...


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John W Butzberger, Horacio E Franco, Leonardo Neumeyer, Jing Zheng: Method of dynamically altering grammars in a memory efficient speech recognition system. SRI International, Kin Wah Tong Esq, Patterson & Sheridan, January 29, 2008: US07324945 (7 worldwide citation)

A method of speech recognition that uses hierarchical data structures that include a top level grammar and various related subgrammars, such as word, phone, and state subgrammars. A speech signal is acquired, and a probabilistic search is performed using the speech signal as an input, and using the ...


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Osher Yadgar, Neil Yorke Smith, Bart Peintner, Gokhan Tur, Necip Fazil Ayan, Michael J Wolverton, Girish Acharya, Venkatarama Satyanarayana Parimi, William S Mark, Wen Wang, Andreas Kathol, Regis Vincent, Horacio E Franco: Generic virtual personal assistant platform. SRI INTERNATIONAL, Barnes & Thornburg, February 21, 2017: US09575964 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for assisting a user with one or more desired tasks is disclosed. For example, an executable, generic language understanding module and an executable, generic task reasoning module are provided for execution in the computer processing system. A set of run-time specifications is provided to ...


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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 ...