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System and Method Using a Trusted Secure Voice-to-Text Server for Non-Real-Time Conversion on a Mobile Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131894D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 11K

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Abstract

A user receives a text message on a wireless communication device and wishes to provide a detailed reply. The user is in a position where perhaps the incoming correspondence is very quick to read, however the potential reply is very long. The user is not in a position to use the physical keypad of the device to conveniently compose a reply. An example is an email that is read while walking.

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MOBILE DEVICE “REPLY WITH VOICE”

System and Method Using a Trusted Secure Voice-to-Text Server for Non-Real-Time Conversion on a

Mobile

Device

Disclosed Anonymously

A user receives a text message on a wireless communication device and wishes to provide a detailed reply. The user is in a position where perhaps the incoming correspondence is very quick to read, however the potential reply is very long. The user is not in a position to use the physical keypad of the device to conveniently compose a reply. An example is an email that is read while walking.

Also the time for original message composition can be extended, where the user is not in a position for example to use a keypad (e.g. walking).

A 'reply with voice'/'compose with voice' solution is ideal for such a situation. Importantly, I view this as an ideal 3G/UMTS extended application, due to the architecture proposed.

Preamble:

An innovative 5-function thumbwheel (like a thumbwheel with an additional upclick and downclick option) is instructive as an example of possible usage with reply with voice functionality. There can be also dedicated reply with voice buttons that have multi functions (similar to push to talk button).

This 5 function thumbwheel, while within an email, does standard scroll up/down/click functions. This thumbwheel has 2 additional actions of upclick and downclick that would need to be context-sensitive.

-”up-click" is "Voice Command" mode

-"down-click" is "Reply/compose with Voice" mode..

In 'up-click', the uP has rudimentary capability to perform voice recognition of the standard mobile device command menu, likely by voice pattern training at the device.  For example, the user may select reply, reply all , reply with voice, reply all with voice, delete, mark unread, file etc. only with their voice.  The 'Voice Command' is not essential to the invention.

In 'down-click' as long the application is in context (i.e. reply mode), the users voice will be recorded while 'downclick' is pressed.

Use Case:

1-incoming email is read

2-user selects 'reply with voice'.

3. Device now is in compose-reply mode, while the user selects 'down-click' the device records sound . A subsequent icon is shown to indicate a voice recording. The email may NOT be sent at this point.

4. A menu item is now available (either via upclick voice recognition or via the standard thumbwheel click) to 'confirm voice2text'. Once this is selected, the voice file is securely sent the trusted voice2text server. The voice2text (V2T) server is associated with the email service. That is to say, by either the GME protocol or another bearer path (such as a bootstrapped VPN over the Internet), the voice file reaches the V2T...