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Cursor for Speech Dictation Input

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113768D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Andreshak, JC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

An advanced Speech Recognition system supports both command and dictation modes. It is necessary to inform the user of what mode the ASR is in and where dictated output will be placed. Without this information the user is unable to determine if the system is in large vocabulary (dictation) or small vocabulary (command) mode.

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Cursor for Speech Dictation Input

      An advanced Speech Recognition system supports both command and
dictation modes.  It is necessary to inform the user of what mode the
ASR is in and where dictated output will be placed.  Without this
information the user is unable to determine if the system is in large
vocabulary (dictation) or small vocabulary (command) mode.

      Modern automatic speech recognition systems may provide
"infirm" text when in large vocabulary mode.  Informing the user of
"dictation" mode is accomplished by displaying real or pseudo
"infirm" text in the window accepting dictation input.  This
indication consists of the "infirm" text being marked by font and/or
color.  It also indicates where "firm" text will be placed.  By
displaying the "infirm" text when the decoder is waiting allows the
user to determine that the decoder is waiting, and also see what the
current decoded output will "firm" up as if dictation mode is
ended.  The significant advantage is to make the mode indicator
more prominent during periods of user inactivity.

"Dictation Cursor" is claimed which consists of:
  o  Visual indication of dictation mode by displaying
     "infirm" text provided by an automatic speech recognizer
  o  Visual indication of dictation mode by a pseudo "infirm"
     text to indicate the automatic speech recognizer is
     caught up and waiting if the automatic speech recognizer
     does not provide "infirm" text at all
  o...