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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, Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham, Christine E Orich, December 25, 2018: US10163440

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, 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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Anand Venkataraman, Horacio E Franco, Douglas A Bercow: Method and apparatus for speech recognition using a dynamic vocabulary. Moser Patterson & Sheridan, March 10, 2005: US20050055210-A1

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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James F Arnold, Horacio E Franco, David J Israel: Method and apparatus for providing speech-driven routing between spoken language applications. Moser Patterson & Sheridan, September 25, 2003: US20030182131-A1

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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John W Butzberger, Horacio E Franco, Leonardo Neumeyer, Jing Zheng: Method of dynamically altering grammars in a memory efficient speech recognition system. Thomason Moser & Patterson, Attorneys at Law, January 2, 2003: US20030004722-A1

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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Horacio E Franco, David J Israel, Gregory K Myers: Method and apparatus for performing relational speech recognition. Moser Patterson & Sheridan, Attorneys At Law, April 3, 2003: US20030065511-A1

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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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. Moser Patterson & Sheridan, July 3, 2003: US20030125955-A1

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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Gokhan Tur, Horacio E Franco, William S Mark, Norman D Winarsky, Bart Peintner, Michael J Wolverton, Neil Yorke Smith: Method and apparatus for exploiting human feedback in an intelligent automated assistant. July 5, 2012: US20120173464-A1

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for exploiting human feedback in an intelligent automated assistant. One embodiment of a method for conducting an interaction with a human user includes inferring an intent from data entered by the human user, formulating a response in accordan ...


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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: Method and apparatus for tailoring the output of an intelligent automated assistant to a user. June 28, 2012: US20120166365-A1

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 ...