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Title: US6246990: Conversation management in speech recognition interfaces
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Happ, Alan J.; Raleigh, NC

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2001-06-12 / 1998-12-29

Application Number: US1998000222122

IPC Code: Advanced: G10L 15/22; G10L 15/26;
IPC-7: G10L 15/22;

ECLA Code: G10L15/22;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/275; 704/231; 704/E15.04; 704/E15.044;
Original: 704/275; 704/231;

Field of Search: 704/275,231,270,251,276

Priority Number:
1998-12-29  US1998000222122
1997-06-24  US1997000880819

Abstract:     Conversation management is provided in a computer speech recognition system by generating a number of graphical and audio interfaces. The system allocates video and speech for different purposes to cue a user when to speak. The system also makes use of video and speech to cue a user regarding how to speak, thereby alleviating the vocabulary problems common to many speech recognition interfaces. These techniques permit a user to be informed when and how to speak during a fairly complex situation such as an interview.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Senterfitt, Akerman ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Dorvil, Richemond;

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    This is a continuation of copending application Ser. No. 08/880,819 filed Jun. 24, 1997.

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What is claimed is:     1. A computer apparatus programmed with a routine set of instructions for managing conversation in a speech recognition interface, said instructions being stored in a fixed medium, said computer comprising:
  • means for capturing video of a non-synthesized human video actor;
  • means for concurrently generating a first graphical user interface for displaying said captured video in a video environment display and a second graphical user interface for displaying a computer-synthesized actor in a synthesized environment display;
  • means for generating an audio output interface for audibly transmitting audio information associated with said first and second graphical user interfaces; and,
  • means for generating an audio input interface for receiving audible information as an input for said speech recognition interface.


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