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Jerome R Bellegarda, Kim E A Silverman: Method and apparatus for command recognition using data-driven semantic inference. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 27, 2001: US06208971 (145 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for command recognition using data-driven semantic inference includes recognizing a sequence of words received as the voice command. Data-driven semantic inference is then used with the recognized sequence of words to recognize the voice command. Thus, the command is identifie ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda, Devang Naik, Kim E A Silverman: Method and apparatus for filtering email. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 11, 2006: US07076527 (115 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for filtering messages comprising determining a first semantic anchor corresponding to a first group of messages, for example, legitimate messages and a second semantic anchor corresponding to a second group of messages, for example, unsolicited messages. Determining a vector ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda, Kim E A Silverman: Use of semantic inference and context-free grammar with speech recognition system. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 28, 2004: US06836760 (83 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus to use semantic inference with speech recognition systems includes recognizing at least one spoken word, processing the spoken word using a context-free grammar, deriving an output from the context-free grammar, and translating the output to a predetermined command.


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Kim E A Silverman: Speech synthesis. British Telecommunications public company, Nixon & Vanderhye, March 13, 1990: US04908867 (80 worldwide citation)

Coded text is converted to phonetic data to drive a synthesis filter. Accent data are also obtained to derive a pitch contour for a variable pitch excitation source. Recognition of the beginning of a paragraph causes a pitch contour of higher pitch than the pitch at a later part of the paragraph. Th ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda, Kim E A Silverman: Method and apparatus for assigning word prominence to new or previous information in speech synthesis. Apple, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 25, 2007: US07313523 (67 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for generating speech that sounds more natural. In one embodiment, word prominence and latent semantic analysis are used to generate more natural sounding speech. A method for generating speech that sounds more natural may comprise generating synthesized speech hav ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda, Kim E A Silverman: Fast, language-independent method for user authentication by voice. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, February 4, 2014: US08645137 (66 worldwide citation)

A method and system for training a user authentication by voice signal are described. In one embodiment, a set of feature vectors are decomposed into speaker-specific recognition units. The speaker-specific recognition units are used to compute distribution values to train the voice signal. In addit ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda, Scott Forstall, Kim E A Silverman, Kevin Tiene, Bertrand Serlet: Training a computer storage system for automatic filing of data using graphical representations of storage locations. Apple, Fenwick & West, December 7, 2010: US07849141 (34 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and signal-bearing medium that files data in a destination based on one or more criteria. In various embodiments, the data may be email, email attachments, faxes, telephone messages, downloaded data or programs, audio, video, scanned images, photographs, blocks of text, or other ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda, Kim E A Silverman: Fast, language-independent method for user authentication by voice. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, December 22, 2015: US09218809 (15 worldwide citation)

A method and system for training a user authentication by voice signal are described. In one embodiment, a set of feature vectors are decomposed into speaker-specific recognition units. The speaker-specific recognition units are used to compute distribution values to train the voice signal. In addit ...


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Bruce Arthur, Paul Marcos, Greg Christie, Jerome R Bellegarda, Kim E A Silverman, Scott Forstall, Kevin Tiene: Filtering of data. Apple, Fenwick & West, December 29, 2009: US07640305 (13 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and signal-bearing medium that filter data based on a criteria. In an embodiment, the criteria may be related to filtering out unwanted or junk input data. In another embodiment, the criteria may be related to filtering based on desired data. In various embodiments, the data may ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda, Kim E A Silverman: Fast, language-independent method for user authentication by voice. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, May 9, 2017: US09646614 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and system for training a user authentication by voice signal are described. In one embodiment, a set of feature vectors are decomposed into speaker-specific recognition units. The speaker-specific recognition units are used to compute distribution values to train the voice signal. In addit ...