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Voice Transcribed Real Time Messaging and Conference System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020426D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Nov-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Nov-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Real time messaging has reached limits in conversation speed that a telephone conversation does not have. Voice transcription for real time messaging breaks these limits.

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Voice Transcribed Real Time Messaging and Conference System

Disclosed is a method for reducing the amount of time to send a message between people regardless of language or distance. One of the leading way of communication at this time is real time messaging. Uses of this technology are already found in remote devices such as wireless laptops and cellular phones. However, currently there are drawbacks with this technology. In the time that it takes to type a message on a conventional type keyboard, the same message could be spoken multiple times over. Using a conventional keypad such as those on a cellular phone, the message could take even longer to be spelled out.

Currently, there exist technologies which allow users to send text messages via the internet using cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices. There also exists software which allows users to speak via a microphone and have the spoken words translated into text on the electronic device(s). By using both types of technologies to work in unison, several advantages can be made.

With real-time messaging and voice transcription, costs can be reduced. When used as a teleconference, international users or users on remote devices need not be connected to a long distance number or a conference number which a company has paid for and set up. The latter will also cost more depending on the number of users wishing to dial in to the teleconference. With the former, a user would not need to continuously be on the cellular phone whic...