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Voice Activated Directories

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010475D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This article describes a system designed to promote the safe use of cellular phones using voice recognition technology. Using the system, a person is able to relay phone entries in his or her phone book to other callers.

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Voice Activated Directories

Disclosed is system designed to promote the safe use of cellular phones in vehicles. When driving, it is a common occurrence for the person you are calling to ask for someone's phone number. This phone number may be in the memory of your phone. When driving, it can be very dangerous to try and access a phone number. Functionality currently exists in some phones where one can associate a name with a phone entry. When the name is said by the caller, the phone entry is dialed. The proposed idea aims to further enhance the voice recognition capability and functionality provided in mobile phones.

The added functionality provided by the proposed idea can best be described by a scenario in which it will come in handy. Let us present a conversation between two individuals, Bob and Jack:

Jack: Hi Bob, I was just calling you to get Sally's number.

Bob: I am driving right now Bob, but I am using my handsfree kit... wait a second, I heard of a feature in a my phone that might make this possible. Let me try it out

Bob (still talking into his phone): My phone ( by saying My Phone, an intelligent voice recognition system in the phone is activated), Give me the Phone Entry for Sally.

Phone: Would you like to relay the Home, Work, Pager, or Mobile Entry for this record?

Bob: Mobile

Phone: (talks to Bob and Jack so they can both hear) Sally's Mobile Phone Number is: 5-1-2-7-8-9-5-4-3-2

By providing this functionality, one can give another a user a phone...