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Providing Visual and Audio Feedback for Recognition Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117176D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tannenbaum, AR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method providing a set of programming interfaces that permit feedback resources to be registered and then retrieved when needed. With this method, generic training programs or help facilities can retrieve these resources in a common manner, regardless of whether the command handler is for voice, gesture, barcode, or signature recognition.

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Providing Visual and Audio Feedback for Recognition Events

      Disclosed is a method providing a set of programming interfaces
that permit feedback resources to be registered and then retrieved
when needed.  With this method, generic training programs or help
facilities can retrieve these resources in a common manner,
regardless of whether the command handler is for voice, gesture,
barcode, or signature recognition.

      The recognition provider determines which types of feedback are
applicable or useful for a particular type of recognition and informs
the operating system of their existence at registration.  From then
on, the resources are retrieved as needed by both the operating
system and by applications aware of this process.

      This method is used with the registration of a recognition
event handler, such as a voice recognition command handler.  During
registration, the recognition event handler determines what type of
feedback is to be used whenever a recognition event is reported.  A
wide variety of feedback modes, including combinations of types of
feedback, may be selected.  For example, the recognition provider may
select changing the shape of the screen pointer to indicate a
recognition event is occurring.  Bitmaps or icons may provide visual
representations of the recognition event.  An audio tone or a brief
audi track with voice or music may be used.  For voice recognition,
the voice command may be echoed.  Full motion video clips...