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Hand-Held Controls for Speech Recognition Input and Review

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113976D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kessler, CS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

When using a speech-to-text system that is part of a desktop or portable computer to create text by voice, it is often desirable to turn recording on and off, to review previously dictated text, and to re-dictate previously dictated text. However, the standard input devices for a desktop or portable computer such as mouse, keyboard, and pen, are not very convenient for this purpose.

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Hand-Held Controls for Speech Recognition Input and Review

      When using a speech-to-text system that is part of a desktop or
portable computer to create text by voice, it is often desirable to
turn recording on and off, to review previously dictated text, and to
re-dictate previously dictated text.  However, the standard input
devices for a desktop or portable computer such as mouse, keyboard,
and pen, are not very convenient for this purpose.

The invention described here consists of the following:
 1.  A periperhal device with ergonomic characteristics similar to a
    microcassette recorder, containing a microphone, a loudspeaker,
    and a set of controls including, but not limited to, several of
    the following:
    a.  Play - play the recorded speech starting at the cursor
    b.  Fast forward - move the cursor forward
    c.  Fast reverse - move the cursor backward
    d.  Record - activate the speech-to-text recognition function,
         and insert the recognized text at the cursor
    e.  Delete forward - delete the recognized text following the
        cursor, at the same speed as the fast forward function
    f.  Delete reverse - delete the recognized text preceding the
        cursor, at the same speed as the fast reverse function
    g.  Stop - stop any of the above functions
    h.  Volume - adjust the recording and/or playback volume
    i.  Speed - adjust the playback speed
    where these controls may be arranged or constructed in such a way
    that the Record, Delete forward and Delete reverse functions are
    activated by holding a designated button, say the Record button,
    and then activating the Play, Fast forward, and Fast reverse
    controls respectively
 2.  A desktop or portable computer containing a speech-to-text
    capability, a buffer for the recognized text a...