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Title: US6324506: Apparatus and method for automatically generating punctuation marks continuous speech recognition
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Inventor: Tang, Donald T.; Beijing, China
Zhu, Xiao Jin; Beijing, China
Shen, Li Oin; Beijing, China

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
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Published / Filed: 2001-11-27 / 1999-05-13

Application Number: US1999000311503

IPC Code: IPC-7: G10L 15/00;

U.S. Class: 704/235; 704/246; 704/251; 704/215;

Field of Search: 704/235,251,256,246,215,233,257

Priority Number:
1998-05-13  CN1998098108367

Abstract: An apparatus for automatically generating punctuation marks in a continuous speech recognition system, comprises means (1,2,3,5) for recognizing user speech and converting the user speech into words, characterized in that means (1,2,3,5) for recognizing user speech is further used to recognize pseudo noises in the user speech; and the apparatus characterized by further comprising: means (9) for marking pseudo noises in output results of means (1,2,3,5) for recognizing user speech; means (10,14,13) for generating punctuation marks by finding most likely pseudo punctuation marks at locations of pseudo noises marked by the means (9) for marking pseudo noises based on a language model containing pseudo punctuation marks.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Drumheller, Ronald L. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Dorvil, Richemond; Abebe, Daniel

Maintenance Status: W Withdrawn

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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. An apparatus for automatically generating punctuation marks in a continuous speech recognition system, comprising means (1,2,3,5) for recognizing user speech and converting said user speech into words, characterized in that
  • said means (1,2,3,5) for recognizing user speech further recognizes pseudo noises in said user speech; and
  • said apparatus characterized by further comprising:
    • means (9) for marking pseudo noises in output results of said means (1,2,3,5) for recognizing user speech;
    • means (10,14,13) for generating punctuation marks by finding most likely pseudo punctuation marks at locations of pseudo noises marked by said means (9) for marking pseudo noises based on a language model containing pseudo punctuation marks.


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Get PDF - 62pp US5799276  1998-08 Komissarchik et al.  Accent Incorporated Knowledge-based speech recognition system and methods having frame length computed based upon estimated pitch period of vocalic intervals
Get PDF - 14pp US6067514  2000-05 Chen  International Business Machines Corporation Method for automatically punctuating a speech utterance in a continuous speech recognition system
       
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