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Title: US6101472: Data processing system and method for navigating a network using a voice command
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Giangarra, Paul Placido; Austin, TX
Taylor, James Lynn; Granger, TX
Tracey, II, William Joseph; Round Rock, TX

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2000-08-08 / 1997-04-16

Application Number: US1997000842720

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 3/16; G06F 12/00; G06F 13/00; G06F 17/28; G10L 15/22;
IPC-7: G10L 15/22;

ECLA Code: G10L15/22;

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

Field of Search: 704/275,270,272,200 379/88.17,88.22,88.01

Priority Number:
1997-04-16  US1997000842720

Abstract:     A voice command interface in a data processing system and method are implemented to allow a user to speak a name of a link identified by Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) format to receive a desired web page from a communication network, such as the Internet. During operation of the data processing system and method for implementing the voice command interface, a client computer accesses a current web page using a server. When a new web page is accessed, a central processing unit in the data processing system provides control signals to a speech recognition unit to clear a vocabulary list currently stored within the speech recognition unit. Subsequently, the central processing unit commences to parse the HTML source code corresponding to the accessed web page. The central processing unit then determines whether the accessed web page has any links therein. If the web page does have links, the central processing unit detects those links during a parsing operation and enables the speech recognition unit to stored the text displayed to an external user which corresponds to the link in a special vocabulary list of the speech recognition unit. A user is then able to provide a voice command to access the link by speaking the text stored within the special vocabulary list. Upon speaking that text, the central processing unit accesses a web page corresponding to the link identified by the text.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. ; Emile, Volel ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Dorvil, Richemond;

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Parent Case:

    The present patent application is related to the following, co-pending and commonly assigned patent applications:
    Ser. No. 08/812,888, entitled "A Data Processing System and Method for Switching Between Programs Having a Same Title Using a Voice Command,"and
    Ser. No. 08/812,890, entitled "A Data Processing System and Method for Dynamically Accessing an Application Using a Voice Command,"
    wherein each of the above-referenced patent applications was filed on Mar. 10, 1997.

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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A data processing system, comprising:
  • a first input means for receiving a first user input;
  • a second input means for receiving a first voice command;
  • a central processing unit coupled to the first input means for receiving the first user input, the centrla processing unit performing a first operating in response to the first user input and identifying a first link value corresponding to the first user input; and
  • a speech recognition unit coupled to the central processing unit for accessing the first link value and storing the first link value in a first memory, the speech recognition unit coupled to the second input means for receiving the first voice command, the speech recognition unit determining when the first voice command corresponds to the first link value; and wherein said central processing unit inserts the first link in a list of links, said list of links being accessible in response to a second voice command.

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Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1999-266613

Other References:
  • IEEE Multimedia; Little et al, Speech-Aware multimedia; (Spring 1996) vol. 3, No. 1, p.74-8.
  • IEEE Multimedia. Hemphill et al., "Speech Aware Multimedia", pp. 74-78, vol. 3. Spring 1996. (5 pages) Cited by 12 patents [ISI abstract]
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