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Title: US6100882: Textual recording of contributions to audio conference using speech recognition
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Sharman, Richard Anthony; Southampton, United Kingdom
Adams, Paul Stuart; Winchester, United Kingdom

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2000-08-08 / 1995-01-05

Application Number: US1995000369022

IPC Code: Advanced: H04L 12/18; H04M 3/42; H04M 3/56; H04Q 3/62;
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IPC-7: G06F 13/00; H04L 12/18; H04M 3/56;

ECLA Code: H04L12/18D2; H04L12/18D4; H04M3/42L; H04M3/56; H04M3/56M; T04M201/40; T04M201/60; T04Q3/62F;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/235; 709/206;
Original: 345/320; 704/235; 709/206;

Field of Search: 395/144-149,153,155,161 709/206 345/320 704/235

Priority Number:
1994-01-19  GB1994000000965

Abstract:     A computer workstation supports speech recognition software 50 and conferencing software 45, and is involved in an audio conference with one or more other workstations. Speech from the user at that workstation is transmitted to the other workstation(s), and also converted into text by the speech recognition software. The conferencing software then transmits the text to the other workstation(s). Likewise, the conferencing software also receives the text equivalent of spoken contributions from the other workstation(s). This received text, together with the locally generated text, is stored in a text file so as to produce a set of minutes for the audio conference.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Ray-Yarletts, Jeanine S. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Powell, Mark R.; Rossi, Jeffrey Allen

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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A method of textually recording at a workstation spoken contributions to an audio conference, each participant in the conference having an associated workstation, the workstations being linked together by one or more networks, the method comprising the steps of:
  • receiving local speech input at the workstation;
  • performing speech recognition on the local speech input at the workstation to generate a local text equivalent;
  • transmitting the local speech input to the other participant(s) in the conference;
  • receiving spoken contributions from the other participant(s) in the conference plus the corresponding text equivalents transmitted from the workstation associated with the respective participant;
  • storing both the local text equivalents and the text equivalents received from the other workstation(s) in a text file.

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Foreign References:
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Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1995-248113

Other References:
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