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Easy Navigate Task List by Voice

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118681D
Original Publication Date: 1997-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Loats, PA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that allows a user of a speech recognition system and a graphic user interface (e.g., OS/2* Warp) to easily navigate the task list (Window List) using voice commands. This facility gives the user more flexibility and provides more intuitive and more user friendly interface for speech navigation system.

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Easy Navigate Task List by Voice

      Disclosed is a method that allows a user of a speech
recognition system and a graphic user interface (e.g., OS/2* Warp) to
easily navigate the task list (Window List) using voice commands.
This facility gives the user more flexibility and provides more
intuitive and  more user friendly interface for speech navigation
system.

      The task list displays a list of running programs that a user
can access.  The entries in the task list are normally long.  It is
difficult for the user to voice navigate it by having to speak long
phrases.  To make it more navigable, the user is allowed to select
the entry by saying the subset of the long entry, as well as the
whole entry.  The following are some examples:
  1.  "Desktop - Icon view" - the user is able to use voice
       commands "Desktop" or "Icon view" to select this entry;
  2.  "Ami Pro** - Lotus** Ami Pro - document.sam" - the user
       is able to use voice commands "Ami Pro", "Lotus Ami Pro",
       "document.sam" or "document" to select this entry;
  3.  "3270 telnet: bcrvm1" - the user is able to use voice
       commands "3270 telnet" or "bcrvm1" to select this entry.

      In summary, voice commands which are part of the task list
entries separated by "-" or ":" are available for the user to select
the corresponding program for access.  If a file name appears in the
task list, the user is able to just say the file name without
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