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Voice Activated Meeting Scheduling Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111804D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Often times users wish to schedule a meeting, but they are away from their office, do not have access to a computer, and/or there is no easy access to secretarial or scheduling services. A mechanism is desired to facilitate meeting scheduling using a commonly used device, e.g., a telephone.

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Voice Activated Meeting Scheduling Mechanism

      Often times users wish to schedule a meeting, but they are away
from their office, do not have access to a computer, and/or there is
no easy access to secretarial or scheduling services.  A mechanism is
desired to facilitate meeting scheduling using a commonly used
device, e.g., a telephone.

      The method described in this article provides a mechanism that
enables the electronic office users to access the electronic office
meeting scheduling services via common telephone lines using
Voice-to-Text services, e.g., IBM Speech Accelerator.  More
specifically, this method consists of a Voice Input Digitizer (VID)
that receives and digitizes the callers voice and passes it to a
Controller that utilizes a Speech Service which uses the Speech
Accelerator technology for signal compaction and analysis of voice
data for the Speech Service.  The Speech Service is a large
vocabulary Voice-to-Text system.  The server decodes the speech into
text and the client provide functions for the caller to dictate their
voice request.  The digitized request is passed to a Parser Service
that looks for keywords and their associated value.  The Controller
uses a Pattern Matching Service to search the appropriate pre-stored
databases to find matches for the value of the specific keywords.  If
a match is found, the request is passed to the Meeting Scheduler
based on the contents of the caller request to schedule a meeting and
send a...