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Electronic Audio Thesaurus Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111035D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

A service can be devised that allows for a recorded voice message or document to be pre-scanned. The Electronic Audio Thesaurus Application (EATA) will have predefined audio word templates. These audio word templates will be compared with the word the end user is attempting to replace with a new synonym. If a match for the word is found, the user will hear a list of the available synonyms. If a match is not found, the user will be messaged that a match was not found. The user will then have two options. Option 1 is to repeat the word into the EATA using the telephone or dictation equipment. This will enable the EATA to search on the word again because the user might not have enunciated the word clearly enough for the EATA to easily find an audio word template that matches. Option 2 allows the user to press a key, e.g.

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Electronic Audio Thesaurus Application

      A service can be devised that allows for a recorded voice
message or document to be pre-scanned.  The Electronic Audio
Thesaurus Application (EATA) will have predefined audio word
templates.  These audio word templates will be compared with the word
the end user is attempting to replace with a new synonym.  If a match
for the word is found, the user will hear a list of the available
synonyms.  If a match is not found, the user will be messaged that a
match was not found.  The user will then have two options.  Option 1
is to repeat the word into the EATA using the telephone or dictation
equipment.  This will enable the EATA to search on the word again
because the user might not have enunciated the word clearly enough
for the EATA to easily find an audio word template that matches.
Option 2 allows the user to press a key, e.g., 7, to prompt the EATA
to do a fuzzy search reading the list of synonyms that are a close
match to the audio word template.

      The user will have the capability to replay the recorded
message or document, stop it at a designated word, and request the
list of available synonyms listed in the electronic thesaurus.  This
list of synonyms will be read to the user through the EATA.  The end
user will have the option to have the list of synonyms repeated by
pressing a key on the phone or dictation equipment using Dual Tone
Modulation Frequencies.  After listening to the list of synonyms
played...