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Method to Improve Command Response Time

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113807D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Daggett, G: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to improve command response time by reducing the latency between recognition and the associated executed actions.

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Method to Improve Command Response Time

      Disclosed is a method to improve command response time by
reducing the latency between recognition and the associated executed
actions.

      In command systems driven by voice or other input means,
typically only a spelling is returned from the recognition engine to
the controlling application.  For example, in an OS/2* environment
driven by voice, the command recognizer might return strings such as
"File" or "Open".

      The controlling application needs to map these command strings
into sets of actions.  In this example, "File" might map into sending
the keystrokes "<Alt> F1" to some window.  "Open" might map into
starting an application through interactions with the Window Manager.
Typically, this requires comparing the returned string to lists of
possible commands maintained in the application's internal database.
For large command vocabularies, this search can significantly reduce
the command response time by increasing the latency between the
recognition of a command and the execution of the corresponding
actions.

      In many command systems, the set of allowable command strings
is defined by the controlling application to the recognition engine.
For example, the application can define dynamic vocabularies
consisting of sets of legal commands at each point in the
application.

      This disclosure presents a means for the application to also
associate an arbitrary pointer with each command st...