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Stephane H Maes, David M Lubensky, Andrzej Sakrajda: Universal IP-based and scalable architectures across conversational applications using web services for speech and audio processing resources. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, October 5, 2004: US06801604 (356 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for conversational computing and, in particular, to systems and methods for building distributed conversational applications using a Web services-based model wherein speech engines (e.g., speech recognition) and audio I/O systems are programmable services that can be asynchronous ...


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Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane H Maes: Apparatus and methods for user recognition employing behavioral passwords. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, July 16, 2002: US06421453 (325 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling access of an individual to one of a computer and a service and a facility comprises the steps of: pre-storing a predefined sequence of intentional gestures performed by the individual during an enrollment session; extracting the predefined sequence of intentional gestures fr ...


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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: Conversational networking via transport, coding and control conversational protocols. International Business Machines Corporation, Frank V DeRosa, August 23, 2005: US06934756 (311 worldwide citation)

A system and method for implementing conversational protocols for distributed conversational networking architectures and/or distributed conversational applications, as well as real-time conversational computing between network-connected pervasive computing devices and/or servers over a computer net ...


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Neal J Alewine, James C Colson, Abraham P Ittycheriah, Stephane H Maes, Paul A Moskowitz: Automated traffic mapping. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen C Kaufman, McGuireWoods, November 21, 2000: US06150961 (276 worldwide citation)

A system of mobile units are installed in multiple vehicles in traffic. These mobile units include both wireless communications devices and apparatus that determines the location of each vehicle. Monitoring a vehicle's position as a function of time also reveals the velocity of the vehicle. Position ...


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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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Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane H Maes: System and method for indexing and querying audio archives. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, August 13, 2002: US06434520 (176 worldwide citation)

A system and method for indexing segments of audio/multimedia files and data streams for storage in a database according to audio information such as speaker identity, the background environment and channel (music, street noise, car noise, telephone, studio noise, speech plus music, speech plus nois ...


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Stephane H Maes: Device agent. Oracle International Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 22, 2008: US07403763 (165 worldwide citation)

Device agents and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises monitoring, at an access device, at least a subset of device activity. The method further comprises detecting an activity satisfies at least one condition specified by a policy and executing at least one action in the p ...