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Personalized Voice-to-Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104778D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Parikh, SN: AUTHOR

Abstract

The current voice-to-text conversion systems create text in one of the standard fonts typically specified as the default by the user. This conversion step loses the 'personal touch' which existed with the original voice.

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Personalized Voice-to-Text

      The current voice-to-text conversion systems create text in one
of the standard fonts typically specified as the default by the user.
This conversion step loses the 'personal touch' which existed with
the original voice.

      This invention proposes a method whereby the converted textual
message appears in the 'handwritings like' fonts.  This handwriting
can be the handwriting of a person favored by the reader (or
recipient of the document) or the handwriting of the sender.

      In the later case, an appropriate handwriting sample of each
person listed in the address book can be included with the
corresponding entry in the address book.  Whenever, the mail system
delivers to the recipient a voice-message, it will refer to the
address book for the sample of the handwriting of the sender and use
those 'fonts' to convert to the text form.  The mail system can refer
to the address book to retrieve the sample and use it to 're-layout'
the note.

      With this method, each textual message would look different
(message from a daughter will look different from a message from the
boss, etc.).

      Note:  This feature can be applied to the 'text-to-handwriting'
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conversion also.  In this case, each mail entry in the Inbasket will
appear in the handwritings of the sender.  This feature could be
enabled for a specifiable subset of the directory entries.

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