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Title: US6321196: Phonetic spelling for speech recognition
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Franceschi, Carlos Antonio; Marietta, GA

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2001-11-20 / 1999-07-02

Application Number: US1999000346355

IPC Code: Advanced: G10L 15/22;
IPC-7: G10L 15/04; G10L 15/06; G10L 15/22; G10L 15/28;

ECLA Code: G10L15/22; S10L15/063C;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/243; 704/231; 704/244; 704/251; 704/E15.04;
Original: 704/243; 704/244; 704/251; 704/231;

Field of Search: 704/231,235,270,243,251,244

Priority Number:
1999-07-02  US1999000346355

Abstract:     Speech recognition apparatus includes means for determining when a speaker desires to spell a first word. The speaker may then say a sequence of words selected from a large vocabulary without being restricted to a pre-specified phonetic alphabet. The apparatus recognizes the spoken words, associates letters with these words and then arranges the letters to form the first word. The speaker may also indicate a desire to stop phonetic spelling. Apparatus may also be used for selecting items from a list.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Pivnichny, John R. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Dorvil, Richemond; Nolan, Daniel A

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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A speech recognition apparatus, comprising:
  • means for determining when a speaker gives an indication of a desire to phonetically spell a first word;
  • means for recognizing a sequence of words selected from a vocabulary and spoken by said speaker after said indication and wherein said vocabulary includes all of the words which said means for recognizing a sequence of words is capable of recognizing at the time said speaker gives said indication;
  • means for selecting a letter associated with each of said spoken words; and
  • means for arranging said letters to form said first word.

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Forward References: Show 22 U.S. patent(s) that reference this one

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Get PDF - 5pp US5995934  1999-11 Tang  International Business Machines Corporation Method for recognizing alpha-numeric strings in a Chinese speech recognition system
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Foreign References:
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Get PDF - 8pp EP0676883 1995-02  H04M 3/42 TELEFONBAU & NORMALZEIT GMBH Method for recognizing spelled names or terms for communication exchanges 

Other References:
  • DragonDictate 2.5.TM. ("User's Guide," © 1986-1996 Dragon Systems Inc.).*
  • JustVoice.TM. ("Voice Recognition for Microsoft Windows.TM. 3.1," © May 1994 Interactive Products Inc.).*
  • VoiceAssist.TM. ("User's Guide," © Jul. 1993 by Creative Technology Inc.).*
  • Talk>To Plus.TM. ("User's Guide," © Dragon Systems, Inc 1992-1993).*
  • Planlt.TM. ("User's Guide," © 1993 Iguana Corp.).*
  • Voice Blaster.TM. ("Owner's Manual," © Feb. 1993, Covox, Inc.).*
  • VoiceXpress.TM. ("Installation & Getting Started Guide," © 1992-1997, Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V.).*
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