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Peter C Monaco, Steven C Ehrlich, Debajit Ghosh, Mark Klenk, Julian Sinai, Madhavan Thirumalai, Sundeep Gupta: Method and apparatus for creating modifiable and combinable speech objects for acquiring information from a speaker in an interactive voice response system. Nuance Communications, Jordan M Becker, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 6, 2001: US06314402 (412 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating modifiable and combinable Speech Objects for use in an interactive voice response (IVR) environment. Each Speech Object is for acquiring a particular type of information from a speaker during an interaction between the speaker and a speech recognition mechanism. A ...


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George M White, James J Buteau, Glen E Shires, Kevin J Surace, Steven Markman: Distributed voice user interface. General Magic, Skjerven Morrill, June 18, 2002: US06408272 (342 worldwide citation)

A distributed voice user interface system includes a local device which receives speech input issued from a user. Such speech input may specify a command or a request by the user. The local device performs preliminary processing of the speech input and determines whether it is able to respond to the ...


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Robert F Gazdzinski: “Smart” elevator system and method. Gazdzinski & Associates, September 2, 2003: US06615175 (289 worldwide citation)

An information and control system for personnel transport devices. In one embodiment, the information and control system is coupled to the elevator system of a building, and includes a touch panel input device, a flat panel display having a touch sensitive screen, and speech recognition and synthesi ...


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Robert A Kennewick, David Locke, Michael R Kennewick Sr, Michael R Kennewick Jr, Richard Kennewick, Tom Freeman: Systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance. VoiceBox Technologies, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, July 8, 2008: US07398209 (272 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for receiving natural language queries and/or commands and execute the queries and/or commands. The systems and methods overcomes the deficiencies of prior art speech query and response systems through the application of a complete speech-based information query, retrieval, prese ...


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Ian M Bennett: Speech-enabled server for internet website and method. Phoenix Solutions, J Nicholas Gross, May 23, 2006: US07050977 (272 worldwide citation)

An Internet-based server with speech support for enhanced interactivity is disclosed. This server hosts a server-side speech recognition engine and additional linguistic and database functions that cooperate to provide enhanced interactivity for clients so that their browsing experience is more sati ...


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Valery A Pertrushin: System method and article of manufacture for detecting emotion in voice signals by utilizing statistics for voice signal parameters. Andersen Consulting, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, August 14, 2001: US06275806 (255 worldwide citation)

A database is provided. The database includes statistics of human associations of human voice parameters with emotions. A voice signal is received. At least one feature of this voice signal is extracted. This extracted voice feature is then compared to the voice parameters in the database. An emotio ...


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Robert A Kennewick, David Locke, Michael R Kennewick Sr, Michael R Kennewick Jr, Richard Kennewick, Tom Freeman: Systems and methods for processing natural language speech utterances with context-specific domain agents. VoiceBox Technologies, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, September 6, 2011: US08015006 (240 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for receiving natural language queries and/or commands and execute the queries and/or commands. The systems and methods overcomes the deficiencies of prior art speech query and response systems through the application of a complete speech-based information query, retrieval, prese ...


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Linda M Boyer, James R Lewis, Kerry A Ortega, Ji Wee Tan: Method for hands-free operation of a pointer. International Business Machines Corporation, Akerman Senterfitt, February 11, 2003: US06519566 (215 worldwide citation)

The method of the invention involves a plurality of steps including, defining a set of user voice commands for hands-free control of a pointer and, in response to receiving a first audio input recognized as one of the set of user voice commands, initiating motion of the pointer in a direction indica ...


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Robert A Kennewick, David Locke, Michael R Kennewick Sr, Michael R Kennewick Jr, Richard Kennewick, Tom Freeman: Systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance. VoiceBox Technologies, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, March 10, 2009: US07502738 (213 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for receiving natural language queries and/or commands and execute the queries and/or commands. The systems and methods overcomes the deficiencies of prior art speech query and response systems through the application of a complete speech-based information query, retrieval, prese ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Larry J Eshelman, Srinivas Gutta, John Milanski, Daniel Pelletier: User interface/entertainment device that simulates personal interaction and charges external database with relevant data. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, September 21, 2004: US06795808 (211 worldwide citation)

An interaction simulator, such as a chatterbot, is connected with an external database, such as an electronic program guide. The information gathered during interaction, particularly conversational, is parsed and used to augment the database data. The interaction simulator may be guided by the data ...