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Stephane Herman Maes, Jan Sedivy: Portable information and transaction processing system and method utilizing biometric authorization and digital certificate security. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, January 18, 2000: US06016476 (659 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a portable client PDA with a touch screen or other equivalent user interface and having a microphone and local central processing unit (CPU) for processing voice commands and for processing biometric data to provide user verification. The PDA also includes a memory for stori ...


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Stephane Herman Maes, Chalapathy Venkata Neti: System and method for multi-modal focus detection, referential ambiguity resolution and mood classification using multi-modal input. International Business Machines Corporation, November 8, 2005: US06964023 (356 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for performing focus detection, referential ambiguity resolution and mood classification in accordance with multi-modal input data, in varying operating conditions, in order to provide an effective conversational computing environment for one or more users.


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Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes, Jeffrey Scott Sorensen: Conversational data mining. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, December 16, 2003: US06665644 (301 worldwide citation)

A method for collecting data associated with the voice of a voice system user includes conducting a plurality of conversations with a plurality of voice system users. For each conversation, a speech waveform is captured and digitized, and at least one acoustic feature is extracted. The features are ...


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Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes: Apparatus and methods for speaker verification/identification/classification employing non-acoustic and/or acoustic models and databases. International Business Machines Corporation, April 27, 1999: US05897616 (251 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for securing access to a service or facility employing automatic speech recognition, text-independent speaker identification, natural language understanding techniques and additional dynamic and static features. The method includes the steps of receiving and decoding speech co ...


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Jennifer A Healey, Rafah A Hosn, Stephane Herman Maes, Thiruvilvama Lai V Raman, Alpana Tiwari: Methods and systems for authoring of mixed-initiative multi-modal interactions and related browsing mechanisms. International Business Machines Corporation, Anne V Dougherty, Ryan Mason & Lewis, June 9, 2009: US07546382 (200 worldwide citation)

Application authoring techniques, and information browsing mechanisms associated therewith, which employ programming in association with mixed-initiative multi-modal interactions and natural language understanding for use in dialog systems. Also, a conversational browsing architecture is provided fo ...


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Raimo Bakis, Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes: Method and apparatus for recognizing identity of individuals employing synchronized biometrics. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, April 17, 2001: US06219639 (195 worldwide citation)

A method for recognizing an individual based on attributes associated with the individual comprises the steps of: pre-storing at least two distinctive attributes of the individual during at least one enrollment session; contemporaneously extracting the at least two distinctive attributes from the in ...


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Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes: Apparatus and method for speaker verification/identification/classification employing non-acoustic and/or acoustic models and databases. International Business Machines Corporation, Paul J Otterstedt, March 4, 2003: US06529871 (171 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling access of a speaker to one of a service and a facility, the method comprising the steps of: (a) receiving first spoken utterances of the speaker, the first spoken utterances containing indicia of the speaker;(b) decoding the first spoken utterances; (c) accessing a database c ...


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Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes: Apparatus and methods for providing repetitive enrollment in a plurality of biometric recognition systems based on an initial enrollment. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, July 18, 2000: US06092192 (168 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for providing repetitive enrollment in a plurality of biometric recognition systems based on an initial enrollment is provided. The apparatus includes an extractor for extracting a biometric attribute from a user. Further, a server is included, operatively coupled to the extractor, for int ...


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Ponani S Gopalakrishnan, Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes: Methods and apparatus for restricting access of a user using random partial biometrics. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang Esq, Ryan Mason & Lewis, May 11, 2004: US06735695 (160 worldwide citation)

A biometrics security method and apparatus are disclosed that restrict the ability of a user to access a device or facility using a portion of biometric data to validate the user's identity. Upon a user request to access a secure device or facility, the central biometric security system initial ...


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Vladimir Bergl, Kenneth Davies, Abraham Poovakunnel Ittycheriah, Stephane Herman Maes: Apparatus and methods for user identification to deny access or service to unauthorized users. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, June 12, 2001: US06246751 (150 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for preventing unauthorized use of a voice dialing system and, particularly, a call forwarding feature associated with the system whereby system users may forward a telephone number respectively associated therewith to a remote location in order to receive phone calls at the remote locatio ...