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Title: US5974382: Configuring an audio interface with background noise and speech
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Fado, Frank; Highland Beach, FL
Guasti, Peter; Coral Springs, FL
Nassiff, Amado; Boynton Beach, FL
VanBuskirk, Ronald; Indiantown, FL

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 1999-10-26 / 1997-10-29

Application Number: US1997000958661

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 3/16; G10L 15/22;
IPC-7: G10L 3/00;

ECLA Code: G06F3/16M; G06F3/16U; G10L15/22;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/270; 704/275; 704/E15.04;
Original: 704/270; 704/275;

Field of Search: 704/270,275

Priority Number:
1997-10-29  US1997000958661

Abstract:     A method for configuring an audio interface for a voice recognition application in a computer system comprises the steps of: (a) displaying a first graphical user interface having a message prompting a user to initiate testing of a microphone connection, a user activatable button and at least one icon representing recording status; (b) in response to activation of the button: (1) modifying the message section to instruct the user to remain silent; (2) recording background noise through the microphone; (3) initiating an animation of the at least one icon to represent an active recording status; and, (4) terminating the background noise recording and the animation of the at least one icon; (c) upon termination of the background noise recording: (1) modifying the message to instruct the user to speak into the microphone; (2) recording the user speaking through the microphone; (3) reinitiating the animation of the at least one icon; (4) terminating the recording of the user speaking and the animation of the icon; and, (d) processing the recordings of the background noise and the user speaking.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Hudspeth, David R.; Sax, Robert Louis

Maintenance Status: E2 Expired  Check current status

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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A method for configuring an audio interface for a voice recognition application in a computer system, comprising the steps of:
  • (a) displaying a first graphical user interface having a message prompting a user to initiate testing of a microphone connection, a user activatable button and at least one icon representing recording status;
  • (b) in response to activation of said button:
    • (1) modifying said message section to instruct the user to remain silent;
    • (2) recording background noise through said microphone;
    • (3) initiating an animation of said at least one icon to represent an active recording status; and,
    • (4) terminating said background noise recording and said animation of said at least one icon;
  • (c) upon termination of said background noise recording:
    • (1) modifying said message to instruct the user to speak into said microphone;
    • (2) recording the user speaking through said microphone;
    • (3) reinitiating said animation of said at least one icon; and,
    • (4) terminating said recording of the user speaking and said animation of said icon; and,
  • (d) processing said recordings of said background noise and the user speaking to determine a comparative signal level of said recordings and using said comparative signal level to determine whether a valid microphone signal is present.


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Get PDF - 59pp US5208897  1993-05 Hutchins  Emerson & Stern Associates, Inc. Method and apparatus for speech recognition based on subsyllable spellings
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Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G2000-051849 DERABS G2000-051849

Other References:
  • Mosely Lonnie E., Boodey David M., Mastering Microsoft Office 97, Sybex, pp. 42, 86, 87, Dec. 1996.


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