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Personalized E Mail-Voice Mail Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111953D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This invention describes a method of adding a personal touch to voice-mail messages. E-mail to Voice mail interfaces enable the senders to send mail using E-mail which the recipient can receive in a different medium, namely voice. However, the basic handicap such systems have is, the voice in which the recipient listens to the message is always that of a machine (i.e., a typically synthesized voice created from a sample). Such a message typically loses its original personal touch.

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Personalized E Mail-Voice Mail Interface

      This invention describes a method of adding a personal touch to
voice-mail messages.  E-mail to Voice mail interfaces enable the
senders to send mail using E-mail which the recipient can receive in
a different medium, namely voice.  However, the basic handicap such
systems have is, the voice in which the recipient listens to the
message is always that of a machine (i.e., a typically synthesized
voice created from a sample).  Such a message typically loses its
original personal touch.

      This invention proposes an enhancement to the address book (EAB
or even white pages).  It proposes that an additional field be
created in the record for each person.  This additional field will
contain a voice sample of that user.  The sample will enable
recreation of any voice message for a given input.

      This invention adds a small but interesting and potentially
popular feature.  With this invention, the sender can assure the
message is heard in the accent, speed and inflection of the sender,
adding a personal touch to the voice mail.