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Matteo Contolini, Jean Claude Junqua, Roland Kuhn: Voice activated controller for recording and retrieving audio/video programs. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 4, 2003: US06643620 (214 worldwide citation)

The system includes a database of program records representing A/V programs which are available for recording. The system also includes an A/V recording device for receiving a recording command and recording the A/V program. A speech recognizer is provided for receiving the spoken request and transl ...


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Jean Claude Junqua, Roland Kuhn, Tony Davis, Yi Zhao, Weiying Li: System for identifying and adapting a TV-user profile by means of speech technology. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 2, 2002: US06415257 (158 worldwide citation)

Speech input supplied by the user is evaluated by the speaker verification/identification module, and based on the evaluation, parameters are retrieved from a user profile database. These parameters adapt the speech models of the speech recognizer and also supply the natural language parser with cus ...


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Roland Kuhn, Jean Claude Junqua, Tony Davis, Weiying Li, Yi Zhao: System and method for assessing TV-related information over the internet. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 31, 2005: US06901366 (153 worldwide citation)

The system retrieves information from the internet using multiple search engines that are simultaneously launched by the search engine commander. The commander is responsive to a speech-enabled system including a speech recognizer and natural language parser. The user speaks to the system in natural ...


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Roland Kuhn, Jean Claude Junqua: Method for letter-to-sound in text-to-speech synthesis. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 22, 2000: US06029132 (141 worldwide citation)

A two-stage pronunciation generator utilizes mixed decision trees that includes a network of yes-no questions about letter, syntax, context, and dialect in a spelled word sequence. A second stage utilizes decision trees that includes a network of yes-no questions about adjacent phonemes in the phone ...


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Roland Kuhn, Jean Claude Junqua, Matteo Contolini: Method and apparatus using decision trees to generate and score multiple pronunciations for a spelled word. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 18, 2000: US06016471 (133 worldwide citation)

The mixed decision tree includes a network of yes-no questions about adjacent letters in a spelled word sequence and also about adjacent phonemes in the phoneme sequence corresponding to the spelled word sequence. Leaf nodes of the mixed decision tree provide information about which phonetic transcr ...


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Roland Kuhn, Patrick Nguyen, Jean Claude Junqua: Dimensionality reduction for speaker normalization and speaker and environment adaptation using eigenvoice techniques. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 29, 2002: US06343267 (111 worldwide citation)

A set of speaker dependent models or adapted models is trained upon a comparatively large number of training speakers, one model per speaker, and model parameters are extracted in a predefined order to construct a set of supervectors, one per speaker. Dimensionality reduction is then performed on th ...


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Jean Claude Junqua, Roland Kuhn, Tony Davis, Yi Zhao, Weiying Li: System and method for allowing family members to access TV contents and program media recorder over telephone or internet. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 27, 2001: US06324512 (110 worldwide citation)

Users of the system can access the TV contents and program media recorder by speaking in natural language sentences. The user interacts with the television and with other multimedia equipment, such as media recorders and VCRs, through the unified access controller. A speaker verification/identificat ...


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Robert Boman, Kirill Stoimenov, Roland Kuhn, Jean Claude Junqua: Personalized agent for portable devices and cellular phone. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 17, 2005: US06895257 (97 worldwide citation)

Personalized agent services are provided in a personal messaging device, such as a cellular telephone or personal digital assistant, through services of a speech recognizer that converts speech into text and a text-to-speech synthesizer that converts text to speech. Both recognizer and synthesizer m ...


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Roland Kuhn, Patrick Nguyen, Jean Claude Junqua, Robert Boman: Speaker verification and speaker identification based on eigenvoices. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 31, 2000: US06141644 (94 worldwide citation)

Speech models are constructed and trained upon the speech of known client speakers (and also impostor speakers, in the case of speaker verification). Parameters from these models are concatenated to define supervectors and a linear transformation upon these supervectors results in a dimensionality r ...


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Jean Claude Junqua, Roland Kuhn, Matteo Contolini, Murat Karaorman, Ken Field, Michael Galler, Yi Zhao: Method for goal-oriented speech translation in hand-held devices using meaning extraction and dialogue. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 15, 2001: US06233561 (89 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method and apparatus is provided for processing a spoken request from a user. A speech recognizer converts the spoken request into a digital format. A frame data structure associates semantic components of the digitized spoken request with predetermined slots. The slots are in ...



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