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Voice Windows

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116023D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Harwood, RF: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a computer system or software utilizing a voice recognition unit for data or command input that is verbally given by the user, and allows multiple voice input channels (voice "windows") to be employed.

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Voice Windows

      Disclosed is a computer system or software utilizing a voice
recognition unit for data or command input that is verbally given by
the user, and allows multiple voice input channels (voice "windows")
to be employed.

      This invention is an analogous (but non-obvious) extension of
the windows concept currently employed as an essential part of the
user interface in many personal computer systems.  The invention
consists of making provision for the computer user to open multiple
voice input channels (voice "windows") when inputting data or
commands to the operating system through a voice recognition unit.
Thus, a user may have multiple tasks or applications ready or
running, and be controlling the operation of each application through
separate voice "windows".  The essential advantage of voice "windows"
would be the same as screen window user interfaces; they both allow
the system user to mentally segregate simultaneously running
applications.

      The user may designate names (of his choice) for each voice
window, so that the computer system recognizes which window is being
addressed by the user.  For example: the user might have five voice
windows open: George, Pete, Frank, Tom, and Jerry.  The user might
have George running a data collection program, while Pete is checking
the stock market, or is presenting a stock market facilities program,
Frank was opened to a statistical analysis software program, Tom was
running a graphics progr...