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Title: US5864819: Internal window object tree method for representing graphical user interface applications for speech navigation
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Inventor: De Armas, Mario E.; West Palm Beach, FL
Ruback, Harvey M.; Loxahatchee, FL

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 1999-01-26 / 1996-11-08

Application Number: US1996000745282

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 3/16; G06F 9/44; G10L 15/26;
IPC-7: G10L 5/06;

ECLA Code: G06F3/16; G06F8/38;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/275; 704/270; 704/E15.044;
Original: 704/275; 704/270;

Field of Search: 704/231,275,200,270

Priority Number:
1996-11-08  US1996000745282

Abstract:     Method for representing a target software application program to a voice recognition navigator program on a computer system. The method requires analyzing an application program to determine a plurality of application states. Each of the application states is defined as a set of window objects within the application for performing a specific user task. According to the invention, each of the application states is preferably represented by a sub-context tree, comprised of a plurality of sub-context objects. The tree allows the navigator to associate decoded spoken commands to specific window objects.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Quarles & Brady ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Hudspeth, David R.; Wieland, Susan

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First Claim:
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We claim:     1. Method for representing a target software application program to a voice recognition navigator program on a computer system, said method comprising:
  • analyzing an application program to determine a plurality of application states, each of said application states being comprised of a plurality of window objects;
  • organizing each of said application states in the form of a sub-context tree, each of said sub-context trees being comprised of a plurality of sub-context objects defining the hierarchical relationship among each of said sub-context objects;
  • determining a set of attributes associated with each of said window objects, and assigning a matching set of attributes to each of the sub-context objects;
  • storing the sub-context trees in a memory device of said computer system as a context data file;
  • executing said voice recognition navigator program on said computer system concurrently with said target application program;
  • analyzing said target application with said voice navigator program to determine a current target application state of said target application program and matching said current target application state to a corresponding sub-context tree by comparing a window object from the current target application state to at least one of said sub-context objects stored as part of said context data file;
  • defining an active vocabulary set for the current target application state by retrieving from said context data file at least one sub-context object vocabulary set.


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Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1999-131649 DERABS G1999-131649

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