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Daniel Coffman, Liam D Comerford, Steven DeGennaro, Edward A Epstein, Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Stephane H Maes, David Nahamoo: Conversational computing via conversational virtual machine. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, Frank V DeRosa, November 14, 2006: US07137126 (314 worldwide citation)

A conversational computing system that provides a universal coordinated multi-modal conversational user interface (CUI) (10) across a plurality of conversationally aware applications (11) (i.e., applications that “speak” conversational protocols) and conventional applications (12). The conversationa ...


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Stephane H Maes, Ponani Gopalakrishnan: System and method for providing network coordinated conversational services. International Business Machines Corporation, Frank V DeRosa, F Chau & Associates, February 21, 2006: US07003463 (233 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing automatic and coordinated sharing of conversational resources, e.g., functions and arguments, between network-connected servers and devices and their corresponding applications. In one aspect, a system for providing automatic and coordinated sharing of conversationa ...


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Daniel Coffman, Liam D Comerford, Steven DeGennaro, Edward A Epstein, Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Stephane H Maes, David Nahamoo: Conversational computing via conversational virtual machine. International Business Machines Corporation, June 1, 2010: US07729916 (209 worldwide citation)

A conversational computing system that provides a universal coordinated multi-modal conversational user interface (CUI) 10 across a plurality of conversationally aware applications (11) (i.e., applications that “speak” conversational protocols) and conventional applications (12). The conversationall ...


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Daniel Coffman, Liam D Comerford, Steven DeGennaro, Edward A Epstein, Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Stephane H Maes, David Nahamoo: Conversational computing via conversational virtual machine. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, Anne V Dougherty Esq, December 20, 2011: US08082153 (202 worldwide citation)

A method for conversational computing includes executing code embodying a conversational virtual machine, registering a plurality of input/output resources with a conversational kernel, providing an interface between a plurality of active applications and the conversational kernel processing input/o ...


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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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Lalit Rai Bahl, Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Ramesh Ambat Gopinath, Stephane Herman Maes, Mukund Panmanabhan, Lazaros Polymenakos: Transcription of speech data with segments from acoustically dissimilar environments. International Business Machines Corporation, Paul J Otterstedt, Ryan & Mason L, May 23, 2000: US06067517 (74 worldwide citation)

A technique to improve the recognition accuracy when transcribing speech data that contains data from a wide range of environments. Input data in many situations contains data from a variety of sources in different environments. Such classes include: clean speech, speech corrupted by noise (e.g., mu ...


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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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Ganesh Nachiappa Ramaswamy, Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Joseph Morris: System and method of compression/decompressing a speech signal by using split vector quantization and scalar quantization. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, December 28, 1999: US06009387 (57 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for processing acoustic features extracted from a sample of speech data forming a feature vector signal every frame period includes a first linear prediction analyzer, a vector quantizer, at least one partitioned vector quantizer and a scalar quantizer. The first linear prediction analyzer ...


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Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Stephane H Maes, Ganesh N Ramaswamy: Resource configuration in multi-modal distributed computing systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Ference & Associates, November 18, 2008: US07454608 (44 worldwide citation)

A method and system for configuring available resources in real-time to automatically accommodate the needs of the system user in multi-modal distributed computing system is disclosed. Information about the location or environment of a wireless device is used, preferably in combination with user per ...


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Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Stephane H Maes, Ganesh N Ramaswamy: Resource configuration in multi-modal distributed computing systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Ference & Associates, July 19, 2011: US07984287 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and system for configuring available resources in real-time to automatically accommodate the needs of the system user in multi-modal distributed computing system is disclosed. Information about the location or environment of a wireless device is used, preferably in combination with user per ...