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Audio Highlighting Tool for Proofreading Dictated Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123608D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ballard, B: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a feature of the playback operation of a speech recognition system, which is used for proofreading dictated text. During proofreading, the audio playback of the dictated material is heard by the user, who simultaneously views the words being heard.

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Audio Highlighting Tool for Proofreading Dictated Text

   Disclosed is a feature of the playback operation of a
speech recognition system, which is used for proofreading dictated
text.  During proofreading, the audio playback of the dictated
material is heard by the user, who simultaneously views the words
being heard.

   With the presently disclosed feature, during audio playback,
certain words, having been determined by the system to have a high
probability of being incorrect, are given an audio highlight, which
can be any unobtrusive, nonlinguistic noise, such as a short
shimmering sound.  Such a sound, which can be easily detected by the
user, does not obscure the audio production of the word.  This method
provides a way for the user to identify words which should be given
additional consideration during the proofreading process.