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Using Voice to Change an Application's Language Characteristics

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114245D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This invention describes a method for a user to dynamically change an application's language characteristics by using voice commands. An application's language characteristics include its MRI, its keyboard, and its ability to vocalize and understand user speech.

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Using Voice to Change an Application's Language Characteristics

      This invention describes a method for a user to dynamically
change an application's language characteristics by using voice
commands.  An application's language characteristics include its MRI,
its keyboard, and its ability to vocalize and understand user speech.

      There are a few applications that understand and respond to
user speech.  However, they only understand speech in the language in
which they are currently enabled.  It is practically impossible for
applications to understand speech in multiple languages (i.e.,
multilingual) due to the large amount of RAM memory required to
accommodate all the languages.  Thus, changing languages using
current methodologies would not be feasible.

      What is proposed is an economical method for handling a
particular group of phrases in multiple languages.  These phrases
would allow a user to walk up to an application screen (or call in on
a phone) and say "Change the language to English".  If a Spanish
person wished to use an application that was currently enabled for
English or German, he would say, "Cambie el idioma a espanol".  The
application MRI would convert to Spanish and the application would
respond to the user in Spanish.  The Spanish user would then be able
to talk (i.e., issue commands) to the application in Spanish.

      This invention provides a method to allow applications to be
used by users that speak and read i...