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Title: US6308157: Method and apparatus for providing an event-based "What-Can-I-Say?" window
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Vanbuskirk, Ronald E.; Indiantown, FL
Lewis, James R.; Delray Beach, FL
Ortega, Kerry A.; Raleigh, NC
Wang, Huifang; Boynton Beach, FL
Nassiff, Amado; Boynton Beach, FL

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2001-10-23 / 1999-06-08

Application Number: US1999000328095

IPC Code: Advanced: G10L 15/26;
IPC-7: G10L 15/14;

ECLA Code: G10L15/26C;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/275; 704/240; 704/270; 704/276; 704/E15.044;
Original: 704/275; 704/270; 704/276; 704/240;

Field of Search: 704/275,270,251,231,276,258,240,256

Priority Number:
1999-06-08  US1999000328095

Abstract:     A method and system efficiently identifies voice commands for a user of a speech recognition system. The method involves a series of steps including: receiving input from a user; monitoring the computer system to log system events and ascertain a current system state; predicting a probable next event according to the current system state and logged events; and identifying acceptable voice commands to perform the next event. The system events include commands, system control activities, timed activities, and application activation. These events are statistically analyzed in light of the current system state to determine the probable next event. The voice commands for performing the probable next event are displayed to the user.

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Korzuch, William; Azad, Abul K.

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Family: None

First Claim:
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We claim:     1. In a computer system adapted for speech recognition, a method for efficiently identifying voice commands for controlling a speech-enabled application running on said system, comprising the steps of:
  • receiving input from a user;
  • monitoring said system to log system events and ascertain a current system state;
  • predicting a probable next event according to said current system state and said logged events; and
  • identifying acceptable voice commands to perform said next event.


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Foreign References: None

Other References:
  • IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, Integrated Audio-Graphics User Interface, vol. 33, No. 11, pp. 368-371, Apr. 1991.


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