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Title: US6324507: Speech recognition enrollment for non-readers and displayless devices
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Lewis, James R.; Delray Beach, FL
Wang, Huifang; West Palm Beach, FL
Buskirk, Ron Van; Indiantown, FL
Ortega, Kerry A.; Deerfield Beach, FL

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2001-11-27 / 1999-02-10

Application Number: US1999000248243

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 3/16; G10L 15/00; G10L 15/06;
IPC-7: G10L 15/06; G10L 15/22; G10L 15/26;

ECLA Code: G10L15/063; S10L15/063P;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/243; 379/088.01; 704/275; 704/E15.008;
Original: 704/243; 704/275; 379/088.01;

Field of Search: 704/235,260,270,275,243,244 379/88.01,88.02,88.03,88.04

Priority Number:
1999-02-10  US1999000248243

Abstract:     A method for enrolling a user in a speech recognition system, without requiring reading, comprises the steps of: generating an audio user interface having an audible output and an audio input; audibly playing a text phrase; audibly prompting the user to speak the played phrase; repeating the steps of audibly prompting the user not to speak, audibly playing the phrase and audibly prompting the user to speak, for a plurality of further phrases; and, processing enrollment of the user based on the audibly prompted and subsequently spoken phrases. A graphical user interface can also be generated for: displaying text corresponding to the phrases and to the audible prompts; displaying a plurality of icons for user activation; and, selectively distinguishing different ones of the icons at different times by at least one of: color; shape; and, animation.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Akerman Senterfitt ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Korzuch, William; Lerner, Martin

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What is claimed is:     1. A method of audibly enrolling a user in a speech recognition system without requiring reading comprising the steps of:
  • generating an audio user interface having an audible output and an audio input;
  • audibly playing an enrollment text phrase from an enrollment script;
  • audibly prompting the user to speak said played enrollment text phrase without displaying said enrollment text phrase in a visual user interface;
  • repeating said steps of audibly playing said enrollment text phrase and audibly prompting the user to speak, for a plurality of further enrollment text phrases in said enrollment script without displaying said enrollment text phrase in a visual user interface;
  • processing enrollment of the user based on said audibly prompted and subsequently spoken enrollment text phrases; and,
  • repeating said steps of audibly playing said enrollment text phrase and audibly prompting the user to speak for said most recently played enrollment text phrase if said spoken enrollment text phrase was not received.


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Foreign References:
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Publication Date IPC Code Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 47pp WO9845834 1998-10  G06F 3/16 MICROSOFT CORP EXTENSIBLE SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES A USER WITH AUDIO FEEDBACK 
  EP867857A3 1998-09       


Other References:
  • "Example Enrollment Text Playback for an Automatic Speech Recognizer" IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, US, IBM Corp., New York. vol. 36, No. 3, Mar. 1, 1993, p. 413 XP000354828.


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         US6324507 issued 2001-11-27   Speech recognition enrollment for non-readers and displayless devices


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