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Method for Subliminal Emphasizing of Textual Portions in a Dictation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110442D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A methodology is described which maps the detected volume of a dictation portion to a particular font.

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Method for Subliminal Emphasizing of Textual Portions in a Dictation

      A methodology is described which maps the detected volume of a
dictation portion to a particular font.

      New technology is available in dictation systems which allows a
user to talk to the system such that textual data is automatically
generated into a file.  Recent systems are also capable of
determining the context of words spoken in order to generate the
correctly recognized word (e.g., bear versus bare).  Voice commands
exist for editing the file as well.  In fact, there is a repertoire
of commands used to perform appropriate editing functions.  A method
is needed for automatically performing common edits during dictation
to prevent unnecessary subsequent edit functions.

      This article allows mapping the volume of a dictation portion
to a common font.  Very loud voice input will automatically generate
text string as bold.  Very soft voice input will generate italics
text strings.  The loudness of a person's voice is used to determine
whether to generate the dictation in normal, bold or italics font
during real time.  The user first trains the voice control system
with examples of normal, loud and soft.  The system records the least
value number of decibels associated with the recordings.  At least
three recordings should be tried as is customary with a voice control
system.  The user should be sure to speak very loud and very soft so
that calibrating the voice is...