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Title: US6327566: Method and apparatus for correcting misinterpreted voice commands in a speech recognition system
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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

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2001-12-04 / 1999-06-16

Application Number: US1999000333698

IPC Code: Advanced: G10L 15/18; G10L 15/22;
IPC-7: G10L 15/04; G10L 15/08; G10L 15/18; G10L 15/26;

ECLA Code: G10L15/18U; G10L15/22; S10L15/183;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/257; 704/231; 704/235; 704/251; 704/E15.026; 704/E15.04;
Original: 704/257; 204/251; 204/235; 204/231;

Field of Search: 704/009,270,251,231,275

Priority Number:
1999-06-16  US1999000333698

Abstract:     An efficient method and system, particularly well-suited for correcting natural language understanding (NLU) commands, corrects spoken commands misinterpreted by a speech recognition system. The method involves a series of steps, including: receiving the spoken command from a user; parsing the command to identify a paraphrased command; displaying the paraphrased command; and accepting corrections of the paraphrased command from the user. The paraphrased command is segmented according to command language categories, which include a command action category, an action object category, and an action and/or object modifying category. The paraphrased command is displayed in a user interface window segmented into these command language categories. The user interface window also contains alternative commands for each segment of the paraphrased command.

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

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We claim:     1. In a computer system adapted for speech recognition, a method for correcting an incorrectly recognized spoken command, comprising the steps of:
  • receiving said command from a user;
  • parsing said command to identify a paraphrased command;
  • displaying said paraphrased command to the user in a segmented format; and
  • accepting corrections of said paraphrased command from said user on a per segment basis without requiring said user to re-dictate said command entirely.


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Foreign References: None

Other References:
  • JustVoice.TM. (Interactive Products Inc., "Voice Recognition for MS Windows 93," © 1995, pp. 22-26).*
  • VoiceExpress.TM. (Lernout & Hauspie, "Installation & Getting Started Guide," © 1992-1999, pp. 29-34).*
  • VoiceAssist.TM. (Creative Labs, "User Guide," © 1993, pp. 4-4 to 4-8.


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