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William H. Gates III
Christopher D Payne, Eric J Horvitz, Alexander G Gounares, Susan T Dumais, Kyle G Peltonen, Gary W Flake, Xuedong D Huang, William H Gates III, John C Platt, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Joshua T Goodman, Christopher A Meek, Ramez Naam, Raymond E Ozzie, Eric D Brill: Entity-specific search model. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, October 26, 2010: US07822762 (7 worldwide citation)

A system that employs an explicitly and/or implicitly trained model in order to return entity-specific computer-based search results is provided. The innovation can provide for a customized search model that focuses search in connection with achieving information that is meaningful with respect to g ...


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William H. Gates III
Raymond E Ozzie, Eric J Horvitz, William H Gates III, Joshua T Goodman, Susan T Dumais, Gary W Flake, Trenholme J Griffin, Xuedong D Huang, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Christopher A Meek: Architecture for user- and context-specific prefetching and caching of information on portable devices. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 7, 2014: US08626136 (3 worldwide citation)

Content management architecture for a portable wireless device. Caching and fetching techniques are provided to improve content handling for portable devices such as cellular telephones and portable computers. A search component automatically performs searches as a background process, and potentiall ...


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William H. Gates III
Raymond E Ozzie, Eric J Horvitz, William H Gates III, Joshua T Goodman, Susan T Dumais, Gary W Flake, Trenholme J Griffin, Xuedong D Huang, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Christopher A Meek: Desktop search from mobile device. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 18, 2011: US07873620 (3 worldwide citation)

Content management architecture for a portable wireless device. Caching and fetching techniques are provided to improve content handling for portable devices such as cellular telephones and portable computers. A search component automatically performs searches as a background process, and potentiall ...


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William H. Gates III
Xuedong D Huang, William H Gates III, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Bradly A Brunell, Susan T Dumais, Gary W Flake, Trenholme J Griffin, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Targeted advertising in brick-and-mortar establishments. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Carole Boelitz, Micky Minhas, May 13, 2014: US08725567 (2 worldwide citation)

Architecture for presenting advertisements in realtime in retail establishments. A sensor component includes sensors for collecting information about a customer or group of customers as they move through the store. The sensors can include capability for image processing, audio processing, light sens ...


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Xuedong D Huang, Michael D Plumpe, Alejandro Acero, James L Adcock: Method and system of runtime acoustic unit selection for speech synthesis. Microsoft Corporation, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, June 15, 1999: US05913193 (165 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains to a concatenative speech synthesis system and method which produces a more natural sounding speech. The system provides for multiple instances of each acoustic unit which can be used to generate a speech waveform representing an linguistic expression. The multiple ins ...


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Milind V Mahajan, Xuedong D Huang: Information retrieval and speech recognition based on language models. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, July 9, 2002: US06418431 (140 worldwide citation)

A language model is used in a speech recognition system which has access to a first, smaller data store and a second, larger data store. The language model is adapted by formulating an information retrieval query based on information contained in the first data store and querying the second data sto ...


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Xuedong D Huang, Hsiao Wuen Hon, Li Jiang: Method and system for correcting misrecognized spoken words or phrases. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, October 27, 1998: US05829000 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and system for editing words that have been misrecognized. The system allows a speaker to specify a number of alternative words to be displayed in a correction window by resizing the correction window. The system also displays the words in the correction window in alphabetical order. A pref ...


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Alejandro Acero, Hsiao Wuen Hon, Xuedong D Huang: Text-to-speech using clustered context-dependent phoneme-based units. Microsoft Corporation, S Koehler, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, December 19, 2000: US06163769 (73 worldwide citation)

A text-to-speech system includes a storage device for storing a clustered set of context-dependent phoneme-based units of a target speaker. In one embodiment, decision trees are used wherein each decision tree based context-dependent phoneme-based unit is arranged based on context of at least one im ...


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Xuedong D Huang, Milind V Mahajan: Method and system for speech recognition using continuous density hidden Markov models. Microsoft Corporation, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, August 10, 1999: US05937384 (63 worldwide citation)

A method and system for achieving an improved recognition accuracy in speech recognition systems which utilize continuous density hidden Markov models to represent phonetic units of speech present in spoken speech utterances is provided. An acoustic score which reflects the likelihood that a speech ...


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Xuedong D Huang, Milind V Mahajan, Ye Yi Wang, Xiaolong Mou: Creating a language model for a language processing system. Microsoft Corporation, Todd R Fronek, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, April 18, 2006: US07031908 (60 worldwide citation)

A method for creating a language model from a task-independent corpus is provided. In one embodiment, a task dependent unified language model is created. The unified language model includes a plurality of context-free grammars having non-terminals and a hybrid N-gram model having at least some of th ...



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