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Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst: Command boundary identifier for conversational natural language. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau&Associates, September 17, 2002: US06453292 (244 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for automatically identifying command boundaries in a conversational natural language system, in accordance with the present invention, includes a speech recognizer for converting an input signal to recognized text and a boundary identifier coupled to the speech recognizer for receiving ...


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Daniel M Coffman, Popani Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst: Method for determining and maintaining dialog focus in a conversational speech system. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, June 27, 2006: US07069220 (132 worldwide citation)

A system and method of the present invention for determining and maintaining dialog focus in a conversational speech system includes presenting a command associated with an application to a dialog manager. The application associated with the command is unknown to the dialog manager at the time it is ...


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David Boloker, Rafah A Hosn, Photina Jaeyun Jang, Jan Kleindienst, Tomas Macek, Stephane H Maes, Thiruvilwamalai V Raman, Ladislav Seredi: Systems and methods for implementing modular DOM (Document Object Model)-based multi-modal browsers. International Business Machines Corporation, Frank V DeRosa, F Chau & Associates, April 11, 2006: US07028306 (116 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for building multi-modal browsers applications and, in particular, to systems and methods for building modular multi-modal browsers using a DOM (Document Object Model) and MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework that enables a user to interact in parallel with the same information ...


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Jan Kleindienst, Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Daniel M Coffman: Personality generator for conversational systems. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, December 2, 2003: US06658388 (106 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a personality for a conversational system includes providing a plurality of attributes for determining a behavior of the conversational system. When a command is presented to the conversational system for execution, the command is responded to by employing the plurality of att ...


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Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst: Method and system for hierarchical natural language understanding. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, October 30, 2001: US06311150 (103 worldwide citation)

A method for hierarchical translation of input to a formal command in natural language understanding systems includes presenting an input command to be translated to a natural language understanding engine. At least two translator levels are provided in the natural language understanding engine. A f ...


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Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst: Adaptive command predictor and method for a natural language dialog system. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, September 16, 2003: US06622119 (99 worldwide citation)

A command prediction system for natural language understanding systems, in accordance with the present invention, includes a user interface for receiving commands from a user. A command predictor receives the commands from the user interface and predicts at least one next command which is likely to ...


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Daniel M Coffman, Popani Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst, Chalapathy V Neti: Method and system for multi-client access to a dialog system. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, April 23, 2002: US06377913 (85 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the invention, a method and system for accessing a dialog system employing a plurality of different clients, includes providing a first client device for accessing a conversational system and presenting a command to the conversational system by converting the command to a form und ...


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Jan Kleindienst, Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Daniel M Coffman: Adaptive emotion and initiative generator for conversational systems. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, July 22, 2003: US06598020 (64 worldwide citation)

A method, in accordance with the present invention, which may be implemented by a program storage device readable by machine, tangibly embodying a program of instructions executable by the machine to perform steps for providing emotions for a conversational system, includes representing each of a pl ...


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Jan Kleindienst, Martin Labsky, Stephane H Maes, Jan Sedivy: Multi-modal messaging. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, Frank V DeRosa, January 1, 2008: US07315613 (49 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for multi-modal messaging that enable a user to compose, send and retrieve messages, such as SMS, MMS, IM or ordinary e-mail messages, for example, using one or more I/O (input/output) modalities (e.g., speech I/O and/or GUI I/O). A method for composing messages combines the adva ...


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Daniel M Coffman, Rafah A Hosn, Jan Kleindienst, Stephane H Maes, Thiruvilwamalai V Raman: System and method for providing dialog management and arbitration in a multi-modal environment. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, January 4, 2005: US06839896 (41 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing conversational computing via a protocol for automatic dialog management and arbitration between a plurality of conversational applications, and a framework for supporting such protocol, in a multi-modal and/or multi-channel environment. A DMAF (dialog manager and ar ...