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Voice mail pre-processing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000191749D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Jan-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Jan-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a module to be added within the voice messaging system to cut down on the number of redundant voice messages, and cut down on the amount of time a user spends in listening to his/her voice messages. The module will be able to remove the start and end slient parts and in turn cut down on the storage required for this voice message. Therefore, this invention saves users' time, and also conserve the amount of resources required for the storage of voice messages.

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Voice mail pre-processing

1. Background: Leaving a voice message is one way of contacting a person when he/she is not around. But if most of the voice messages doesn't contain anything will instead cause most fustration than convenience. In this invention, a solution proposed to help cutdown on the number of redundant voice messages for the receiving user.
2. Description of Invention: The main idea here is to cut down on the number of redundant voice messages, and cut down on the amount of time a user spends in listening to his/her voice messages. Therefore, this invention saves users' time, and also conserve the amount of resources required for the storage of voice messages.
2.1 Design description


The invention adds a module within the voice messaging system. This module contains a voice activity detection (VAD) algorithm to detect the presence of speech in a recorded voice data. Sometimes a user may stay silent for a long time at the start and end of a voice message. The module will be able to remove the start and end slient parts and in turn cut down on the storage required for this voice message. There may also be times where a user accidentally recorded a voice message and it contains nothing but silence. In this case, there is a preset setting where the user can choose to delete automatically or have it stored separately for later review. Therefore, there are 2 conditions where this invention will take place:
1) When a...