Miscellaneous Analysis Or Detection Of Speech Characteristics (epo) Patents (Class 704/E11.001)
  • Patent number: 8994522
    Abstract: The described method and system provide for HMI steering for a telematics-equipped vehicle based on likelihood to exceed eye glance guidelines. By determining whether a task is likely to cause the user to exceed eye glance guidelines, alternative HMI processes may be presented to a user to reduce ASGT and EORT and increase compliance with eye glance guidelines. By allowing a user to navigate through long lists of items through vocal input, T9 text input, or heuristic processing rather than through conventional presentation of the full list, a user is much more likely to comply with the eye glance guidelines. This invention is particularly useful in contexts where users may be searching for one item out of a plurality of potential items, for example, within the context of hands-free calling contacts, playing back audio files, or finding points of interest during GPS navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: General Motors LLC, GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Tengler, Bijaya Aryal, Scott P. Geisler, Michael A. Wuergler
  • Publication number: 20140253458
    Abstract: A method is provided for managing phrase completion suggestions in response to text input. The method includes receiving text entered into the computing system, and identifying a first plurality of phrases that each begins with the received text and that each includes a respective phrase segment immediately following the received text. The method further includes displaying a first list of the respective phrase segments of the identified first plurality of phrases without displaying the received text, and receiving input defining a selection of one of the respective phrase segments of the displayed first list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Nirmal J. Patel
  • Patent number: 8731715
    Abstract: A mobile device moves by calculating a distance between a sound source and the mobile device using a sound source direction estimation technique. The mobile device moves by a reference distance in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which the mobile device faces the sound source when call sound of the sound source is generated, outputs voice to instruct to the sound source to generate recall sound, checks a directional angle of the mobile device when recall sound is generated by the sound source, calculates the distance between the sound source and the mobile device according to the reference distance and the directional angle of the mobile device, and moves to the vicinity of the sound source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Jun Ko, Yong Jae Kim, Woo Sup Han, Ki Cheol Park
  • Publication number: 20140122083
    Abstract: A chatbot system and method with contextual input/output messages. A chatbot includes a processor, an interactive dialog interface and a knowledge database. The system uses a script file to display input and output messages in a tree format. An initial input or output message is stored. An identifier is assigned to the initial input or output message that is then used as context for the subsequent input/output messages by associating and storing the identifier with the subsequent input/output messages. The relationship between the first input or output message and subsequent input/output messages define a parent-child relationship that is displayable via the script file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Duan Xiaojiang
  • Publication number: 20140108016
    Abstract: A graphical sketch can be received, the sketch including one or more representations of text. A query can be automatically generated from the sketch. The generation of the query can include automatically recognizing the text and automatically representing the text in the query. The query can be run to identify a picture in response to the query, with the text describing one or more non-textual features of the picture. The picture can be returned, such as in response to the receipt of the graphical sketch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20140086395
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system maintains a database of a plurality of persons. The database includes an audio clip of a pronunciation of a name of a first person in the database. The system determines from a calendar database that a second person has an event in common with the first person, and transmits to a device associated with the second person an indication that the database includes the pronunciation of the name of the first person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Linkedln Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Redfern, Manish Mohan Sharma, Seth McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20140074480
    Abstract: In-vehicle functions are implemented using a plurality of microphones disposed in a vehicle. Each of the microphones is disposed in a portion of the vehicle defined by a zone. The in-vehicle functions are also implemented via a central controller of the vehicle. The central controller includes a computer processor executing logic. The logic receive a voice communication from an individual via one of the microphones, identifies the zone in the vehicle occupied by the individual, identifies the individual by comparing a voice stamp from the voice communication to a database of voice stamps, and implements at least one vehicle electronic component in the zone based on user preferences associated with the voice stamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jesse T. Gratke, Bassam S. Shahmurad
  • Publication number: 20140046668
    Abstract: A control method for a video-audio playing system receiving a video-audio streaming signal is provided. The video-audio streaming signal includes at least a channel-program information. The control method comprises receiving a speech signal and analyzing the speech signal to obtain an acoustic feature of the speech signal. According to the acoustic feature, a speech recognition is performed to determine one of the channel-program information corresponds to the acoustic feature. According to the determined channel-program information, the video-audio playing system executes an operation corresponding to the channel-program information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chih-Wen Huang
  • Publication number: 20140032223
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to a system and method for processing a prescription through voice-activated commands. The system and method efficiently and effectively process the prescription so that a pharmacy may handle the increasing prescription processing demands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Roderick Powe
  • Publication number: 20140032218
    Abstract: Dynamic adjustment of text input system components is provided. An indication of user activity with respect to a text input system of an electronic device is received. One or more activity indicators are determined based on at least the user activity. One or more components of the text input system are identified, each component providing a typing assistance functionality to a user and being associated with a set of parameters. For each of the one or more components, a determination is made whether the component should be adjusted based on the one or more activity indicators, and the component is dynamically adjusted when it is determined that the component should be adjusted based on the one or more activity indicators. Dynamically adjusting the component includes at least one of activating the component, deactivating the component or adjusting the set of parameters associated with the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Bryan Russell Yeung
  • Publication number: 20140032222
    Abstract: A medical error alert device may comprise a controller; a first memory, a recording and playback module and a user interface. The user interface may be configured to enable a patient or a patient representative to record an announcement identifying at least a medical procedure to be carried out. The user interface may be further configured to enable later playback of the announcement before the medical procedure is carried out. A communication device may be provided, coupled to a network to enable reception of signals from the network comprising at least predetermined patient identification number and/or a unique medical alert device identifier. A predetermined alert may be generated responsive to the communication device receiving a signal associated with the predetermined alert and the patient identification number and/or the unique device identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: TransMed 7, LLC
    Inventors: Sally J. VETTER, Heather L. YOUNG, James W. VETTER
  • Publication number: 20140032219
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises classifying a representation of audio data of a dialog turn in a dialog system to a classification. The method may further comprise taking a security action on the classified representation of the audio data of the dialog turn as a function of the classification. The security action can be suppressing the representation of the audio data, encrypting the representation of the audio data, releasing the representation of the audio data, partially suppressing the representation of the audio data, partially encrypting the representation of the audio data, partially releasing the representation of the audio data, or a command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Solomon Z. Lerner, Mark Fanty
  • Publication number: 20140032221
    Abstract: A medical error alert device may comprise a controller; a first memory, a recording and playback module and a user interface. The user interface may be configured to enable a patient or a patient representative to record an announcement identifying at least a medical procedure to be carried out. The user interface may be further configured to enable later playback of the announcement before the medical procedure is carried out. A communication device may be provided, coupled to a network to enable reception of signals from the network comprising at least predetermined patient identification number and/or a unique medical alert device identifier. A predetermined alert may be generated responsive to the communication device receiving a signal associated with the predetermined alert and the patient identification number and/or the unique device identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: TransMed 7, LLC
    Inventors: Sally J. VETTER, Heather L. Young, James W. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20140032220
    Abstract: A dialog system is accessed by a remote user and is typically configured to receive a natural language query from the user and return a natural language answer to the user. Dialog systems can be copied without authorization or can become an out-of-date version. A dialog system with a signature, referred to herein as a “signed” dialog system, can indicate the signature without affecting usage by users who are unaware that the dialog system contains the signature. The signed dialog system can respond to input such that only the designer of the dialog system knows the signature is embedded in the dialog system. The response is a way to check the source or other characteristics of the dialog system. A designer of signed dialog systems can prove whether an unauthorized copy of the signed dialog system is used by a third party by using publically-available user interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Solomon Z. Lerner
  • Publication number: 20130339028
    Abstract: A voice activation system is provided. The voice activation system includes a first stage configured to output a first activation signal if at least one energy characteristic of a received audio signal satisfies at least one threshold and a second stage configured to transition from a first state to a second state in response to the first activation signal and, when in the second state, to output a second activation signal if at least a portion of a profile of the audio signal substantially matches at least one predetermined profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Spansion LLC
    Inventors: Stephan ROSNER, Chen Liu, Jens Olson
  • Publication number: 20130325447
    Abstract: The instant application includes computationally-implemented systems and methods that include acquiring indication of a speech-facilitated transaction between a particular party and a target device, receiving adaptation data correlated to the particular party, the receiving facilitated by a particular device associated with the particular party, processing audio data from the particular party at least partly using the received adaptation data correlated to the particular party, and updating the adaptation data based at least in part on a result of the processed audio data, such that the updated adaptation data is configured to be transmitted to the particular device. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Publication number: 20130325480
    Abstract: A remote controller includes a housing, a direction sensor, a microphone, a controller, and a wireless transmitter. A control method of the remote controller includes detecting an angle between an axis of a remote controller and a vertical axis, enabling a microphone of the remote controller when the angle is within a predetermined range in order to generate a voice signal according to a voice command, and generating a first control signal according the voice signal and transmit the first control signal wirelessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Yin-Ting Lee, Chien-Hung Chen, Chang-Ho Shen
  • Publication number: 20130325446
    Abstract: The instant application includes computationally-implemented systems and methods that include acquiring indication of a speech-facilitated transaction between a particular party and a target device, receiving adaptation data correlated to the particular party, the receiving facilitated by a particular device associated with the particular party, processing audio data from the particular party at least partly using the received adaptation data correlated to the particular party, and updating the adaptation data based at least in part on a result of the processed audio data, such that the updated adaptation data is configured to be transmitted to the particular device. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 8599836
    Abstract: Disclosed is an on demand, web-based, outbound contact center utilizing Voice over IP (VoIP) and speaker-independent voice recognition which automatically captures contact responses to question events in a pre-recorded, interactive voice call, the call launched by a user via a broadcast comprising a call sequence created by the user via a call center user interface comprising event add and logic add wizards, the call sequence comprising event prompts based on a user-generated script comprising message events and question events, the event prompts in the group consisting of voice recordings and text-to-speech inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Neobitspeak LLC
    Inventors: Terry Lynn Van Buren, Vesna Rafaty
  • Publication number: 20130317827
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system includes one or multiple application devices and a voice-controlled storage device. Multiple voice commands may be issued to multiple application devices simultaneously or separately, or to the same application device separately. The voice-controlled storage device is configured to perform content identification and voiceprint recognition on the voice commands. Therefore, each requestor may be allowed to operate the voice-controlled storage device in a corresponding operation mode according to respective authorization level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Tsung-Chun Fu, I-Ming Lo
  • Publication number: 20130304475
    Abstract: A method of configuring an acoustics system of a convertible vehicle to receive speech from an occupant of the vehicle who is using hand-free technology. The position of the top of the convertible is first determined and based upon whether the top is up or down, an audio reception configuration is selected. The audio reception configuration includes a set of tuning parameters and a microphone arrangement. The acoustics system is then configured based upon the determination of whether the top is up or down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Jesse T. Gratke, Craig A. Lambert, Kurt J. Reichert
  • Publication number: 20130289994
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods that enable a voice trigger that wakes-up an electronic device or causes the device to make additional voice commands active, without manual initiation of voice command functionality. In addition, such a voice trigger is dynamically programmable or customizable. A speaker can program or designate a particular phrase as the voice trigger. In general, techniques herein execute a voice-activated wake-up system that operates on a digital signal processor (DSP) or other low-power, secondary processing unit of an electronic device instead of running on a central processing unit (CPU). A speech recognition manager runs two speech recognition systems on an electronic device. The CPU dynamically creates a compact speech system for the DSP. Such a compact system can be continuously run during a standby mode, without quickly exhausting a battery supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Jack Newman, Robert Roth, William D. Alexander, Paul van Mulbregt
  • Publication number: 20130275139
    Abstract: A system and methodology of delivery fluids and monitoring their status which is voice actuated. This system has application where a hands-free environment is preferred. Voice commands are given by the user via a Bluetooth® headset and received typically by the user's Smartphone. Voice recognition circuitry is programmed to recognize the simple commands and through complementing electronics, and electro-mechanical and mechanical elements, delivery at corresponding flow rates is accomplished. A further feature allows for respective voice commands to initiate a monitoring function where the status of any particular characteristic of the fluid can be relayed back to the user via the headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: DENNIS R. COLEMAN
  • Publication number: 20130262104
    Abstract: A procurement system may include a first interface configured to receive a query from a user, a command module configured to parameterize the query, an intelligent search and match engine configured to compare the parameterized query with stored queries in a historical knowledge base and, in the event the parameterized query does not match a stored query within the historical knowledge base, search for a match in a plurality of knowledge models, and a response solution engine configured to receive a system response ID from the intelligent search and match engine, the response solution engine being configured to initiate a system action by interacting with sub-system and related databases to generate a system response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Subhash Makhija, Santosh Katakol, Dhananlay Nagalkar, Siddhaarth Iyer, Ravi Mevcha
  • Publication number: 20130218566
    Abstract: The text-to-speech audio HIP technique described herein in some embodiments uses different correlated or uncorrelated words or sentences generated via a text-to-speech engine as audio HIP challenges. The technique can apply different effects in the text-to-speech synthesizer speaking a sentence to be used as a HIP challenge string. The different effects can include, for example, spectral frequency warping; vowel duration warping; background addition; echo addition; and varying the time duration between words, among others. In some embodiments the technique varies the set of parameters to prevent using Automated Speech Recognition tools from using previously used audio HIP challenges to learn a model which can then be used to recognize future audio HIP challenges generated by the technique. Additionally, in some embodiments the technique introduces the requirement of semantic understanding in HIP challenges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yao Qian, Frank Kao-Ping Soong, Bin Benjamin Zhu
  • Publication number: 20130204604
    Abstract: A language interpretation system receives a request for an interpretation of a voice communication between a first language and a second language. Further, the language interpretation system provides the request to a machine language interpreter. In addition, the machine language interpreter provides live language interpretation of the voice communication. The live language interpretation of the voice communication is halted by the machine language interpreter in real time during the live language interpretation based upon a criteria being met. Further, the voice communication is transitioned to a human language interpreter to resume the live language interpretation of the voice communication after the machine language interpreter is halted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Lindsay D'Penha
  • Publication number: 20130204626
    Abstract: Methods and systems for setting selected automatic speech recognition parameters are described. A data set associated with operation of a speech recognition application is defined and includes: i. recognition states characterizing the semantic progression of a user interaction with the speech recognition application, and ii. recognition outcomes associated with each recognition state. For a selected user interaction with the speech recognition application, an application cost function is defined that characterizes an estimated cost of the user interaction for each recognition outcome. For one or more system performance parameters indirectly related to the user interaction, the parameters are set to values which optimize the cost of the user interaction over the recognition states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Marcus
  • Publication number: 20130197914
    Abstract: A voice activated system for operating electronic devices in an environment includes a microphone for receiving a verbal command that requests the addition of a new voice command, a first processor, that is electrically connected to the microphone, for receiving a customized command input regarding a preexisting user for the voice activated system that should be associated with the new verbal command, input involving a new verbal command, and input involving a system command, where the first processor is then able to receive verbal input to recognize a user, a verbal command, and then determine an associated action, an appropriate command for that action and then generate an associated system command, and a second processor, in electronic communication with the first processor, and two or more electronic devices in an environment, where the second processor is capable of receiving the system command and operating the two or more devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: MicroTechnologies LLC d/b/a MicroTech
    Inventors: Timothy Yelvington, Edward J. Kennedy, Johnny BA Tran, Brandon K. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20130191110
    Abstract: A computer program product is provided and includes a non-transitory tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and on which instructions are stored for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method. The method includes enabling retrieval of a keyboard pressed sequence of characters of a first type, permitting a re-selection of characters of a second type, which are associated with the keyboard pressed sequence of the characters of the first type and permitting modification of the keyboard pressed sequence of the characters of the first type to initiate a search for and retrieval of characters of the second type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lei Chen, Jenny S. Li, Wen Hao Wang
  • Publication number: 20130185050
    Abstract: Converting technical data from field oriented electronic data sources into natural language form is disclosed. An approach includes obtaining document data from an input document, wherein the document data is in a non-natural language form. The approach includes determining a data type of the document data from one of a plurality of data types defined in a detection and conversion database. The approach includes translating the document data to a natural language form based on the determined data type. The approach additionally includes outputting the translated document data in natural language form to an output data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John J. BIRD, Doyle J. MCCOY
  • Publication number: 20130185078
    Abstract: Sound related vehicle information representing one or more sounds may be received in the processor. The sound related vehicle information may or may not include an audio signal. Spoken dialogue of a spoken dialogue system associated with the vehicle based on the sound related vehicle information may be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Eli TZIRKEL-HANCOCK, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Publication number: 20130173249
    Abstract: Natural language processing (‘NLP’) including: receiving text specifying predetermined evidence; receiving a text passage to process, the text passage including conditions and logical operators, the text passage comprising criteria for evidence; decomposing the text passage into coarse grained text fragments, including grouping text segments in dependence upon the logical operators; analyzing each coarse grained text fragment to identify conditions; evaluating each identified condition in accordance with the predetermined evidence and predefined condition evaluation rules; evaluating each coarse grained text fragment in dependence upon the condition evaluations and the logical operators; and calculating, in dependence upon the evaluations of each text fragment, a truth value indicating a degree to which the evidence meets the criteria of the text passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas J. Eggebraaten, Richard J. Stevens, Eric W. Will
  • Publication number: 20130169680
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a social system and process used for bringing virtual social network into real life, which is allowed for gathering and analyzing a social message of at least one interlocutor from virtual social network so as to generate at least one recommended topic, allowing a user to talk with the interlocutor through the utilization of the recommended topic, and then capturing and analyzing at least one speech and behavior and/or physiological response of the interlocutor during talking so as to generate an emotion state of the interlocutor. The user is allowed to determine whether the interlocutor is interested in the recommended topic through the emotion state of interlocutor. Thus, it is possible to bring the social message on virtual network into real life, so as to increase communication topics between persons in real life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: SHAO-YI CHIEN, JUI-HSIN LAI, JHE-YI LIN, MIN-YIAN SU, PO-CHEN WU, CHIEH-CHI KAO
  • Publication number: 20130173248
    Abstract: A message within a message queue can be identified. The message queue can be within a software entity of a computing device. The message can be analyzed to determine an encoding scheme to apply to the message. The message can be encoded using the encoding scheme to create an encoded message. The encoding scheme can be a word level encoding scheme, a language-based encoding scheme, or a grammar encoding scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: FRANCESCA CURZI, ILARIA GORGA, S. BENEDETTA STASI, EDOARDO TURANO
  • Publication number: 20130173701
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium, is described that implements a domain name registration suggestion tool that receives one or more inputs, extracts information from the inputs into a submission string, submits the submission string to a domain name suggestion tool, and receives domain name suggestions based on the submission string. Inputs types may include images, audio clips, and metadata. The inputs sources may be processed to extract information related to the image source to build the submission string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Neel Goyal, Vincent Raemy, Harshini Ramnath Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20130173246
    Abstract: A voice activated translation device comprising: a housing, where the housing comprises, a microprocessor to translate a message; a screen to display one or more languages to be translated; a speaker positioned by the screen, where the speaker plays a translated message; a microphone positioned by the speaker, where the microphone receives the message to be translated; and a plurality of buttons positioned on the housing, where the plurality of buttons operate the housing; and an earpiece worn by a first user, where the earpiece comprises, an earbud to enable the first user to hear the translated message; a hook to securely attach the earpiece to the first user's ear; and a mouthpiece, where the mouthpiece receives the message to be translated. The voice activated translation device processes and plays translated messages to enable people of different speaking languages to converse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Sheree Leung, Ethan Leung
  • Publication number: 20130158981
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for linking newsworthy events in a document to published content. One method includes an operation for receiving features by a classifier that is operable to determine a probability of the availability of news for a sentence. When the features are found in the sentence, the probability of the availability of news for the sentence increases, where the sentence includes one or more noun phrases and ends in a full stop. The classifier determines which sentences in a document are candidate sentences for being linked to news articles, and for each candidate sentence, the method includes an operation for finding an associated news article when there is an associated news article exceeding a relevance threshold. Further, the method includes operations for adding links in the document to the found associated news articles, and for displaying the document with the added links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Hakan Ceylan, Ergin Elmacioglu, Meryem Pinar Donmez
  • Publication number: 20130158987
    Abstract: A user device communicates with a network server that has access to one or more knowledge sources. Based on a current situational context for a user of the device, the network server dynamically generates a group-related personalized dictionary using information retrieved from the knowledge sources and provides the dictionary to the user device. Applications executing on the user device can then use the dictionary to suggest or predict words, terms, or symbols to the user in response to receiving user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Bo Xing, Johan Hjelm
  • Publication number: 20130158977
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting and analyzing speech spoken in the vicinity of a user. The detected speech may be analyzed to determine the quality, volume, complexity, language, and other attributes. A value metric may be calculated for the received speech, such as to inform parents of a child's progress related to learning to speak, or to provide feedback to a foreign language learner. A corresponding device may display the number of words, the value metric, or other information about speech received by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Senior
  • Publication number: 20130151234
    Abstract: A technique is presented for fast input of multi-character compound consonants and vowels on a touch computing device. The technique provides for fast input of multi-character compound consonants and vowels by enabling a user to touch an initial character on a first layout of characters, then slide his/her finger in different directions and/or different distances according to a second layout of characters. The second layout of characters can be based on the first touched character and therefore can have a limited set of characters, e.g., fewer characters in comparison to the first layout of characters. A syllable formed after input of both a consonant and a vowel, represented as one character set, e.g., in the Roman alphabet, can then be transliterated into another language, e.g., Chinese.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Song Fu, Wei Sun, Hanping Feng
  • Publication number: 20130151257
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for including emotional context in textual electronic communication transmissions. The emotional context is conveyed symbolically through standardized alternations in the manner in which the text is displayed without the inclusion of additional graphics, thereby increasing the communicative value of textual electronic communication. An important advantage of this method of embedding emotional context is that the recipient is made aware of the mental and emotional state of to the originator while the textual electronic message is being received and interpreted and therefore is able to interpret the message in light of the emotional context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew MacMannis, McCarthy Whit
  • Publication number: 20130151237
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system is provided and may include at least one communication device that audibly communicates information within the vehicle. A controller may receive a character string from an external device and may determine if the character string represents an emoticon. The controller may translate the character string into a face description if the character string represents an emoticon and may audibly communicate the face description via the at least one communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hyde
  • Publication number: 20130144629
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for processing multimodal input. A system configured to practice the method continuously monitors an audio stream associated with a gesture input stream, and detects a speech event in the audio stream. Then the system identifies a temporal window associated with a time of the speech event, and analyzes data from the gesture input stream within the temporal window to identify a gesture event. The system processes the speech event and the gesture event to produce a multimodal command. The gesture in the gesture input stream can be directed to a display, but is remote from the display. The system can analyze the data from the gesture input stream by calculating an average of gesture coordinates within the temporal window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael JOHNSTON, Derya OZKAN
  • Publication number: 20130144626
    Abstract: The preferred embodiments of this invention convert common human speeches into rap music. Computer programs change the timing intervals, amplitudes, and/or frequencies of the sound signals of a common speech to follow rap music beats. The resulting rap music also can overlap with background music and/or video images to achieve better effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: David Shau
  • Publication number: 20130144596
    Abstract: An apparatus and method providing a localization framework capable of localizing dynamic text is disclosed herein. The localization framework is configured to automatically identify and prioritize certain text contained within an application code base to be translated. Such text is pre-processed prior to translation to facilitate accurate and complete translation in a target language.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Bigi Lui, Danica Milosevic Brinton, Eric Matsumura, John Huan Vu
  • Publication number: 20130144594
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for presenting a machine translation and alternative translations to a user, where a selection of any particular alternative translation results in the re-ranking of the remaining alternatives. The system then presents these re-ranked alternatives to the user, who can continue proofing the machine translation using the re-ranked alternatives or by typing an improved translation. This process continues until the user indicates that the current portion of the translation is complete, at which point the system moves to the next portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Srinivas BANGALORE, Kateryna Kuksenok
  • Publication number: 20130138423
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for contextual-based search of modeling notations to be used in a model. The method comprises obtaining a contextual property of a notation to be used in a diagram, wherein the contextual property defines a context of a usage of the notation in the diagram; and searching in a notation-base for notations, whereby a search result set is obtained, wherein the search result set comprises notations that were previously used in a similar context to the contextual property, wherein the notation-base is stored in a data storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amid David, Anaby-Tavor Ateret, Boaz David, Limonad Lior
  • Publication number: 20130138426
    Abstract: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for automated content generation. In some examples, the method includes generating content metadata from document content via natural language processing based on one or more context parameters associated with the document content. The method can further include receiving user feedback about the content metadata from a computing device associated with a user associated with the document content. The method can further include modifying the one or more context parameters based on the received user feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony J. DelRocco, Sally A. Chambless
  • Publication number: 20130132095
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for activating an electric device from a standby power mode to a full power mode. The system may include one or more microphones for monitoring audio signals in the vicinity of the electric device, and a standby power activation unit including a low-power microprocessor and a non-volatile memory. Audio captured by the one or more microphones is digitized and compared by the microprocessor against predefined activation pattern(s) stored in the non-volatile memory. If a pattern match is detected between the digital audio pattern and a predefined activation pattern, the electric device is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raghu Murthi, Edward C. Giaimo, III
  • Publication number: 20130132071
    Abstract: An automatic language-processing system uses a human-curated lexicon to associate words and word groups with broad sentiments such as fear or anger, and topics such as accounting fraud or earnings projections. Grammar processing further characterizes the sentiments or topics with logical (“is” or “is not”), conditional (probability), temporal (past, present, future), quantitative (larger/smaller, higher/lower, etc.), and speaker identification (“I” or “He” or “Alan Greenspan”) measures. Information about the characterized sentiments and topics found in electronic messages is stored in a database for further analysis, display, and use in automatic trading systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Richard L. PETERSON