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Streaming Google search for conference calls

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236036D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

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Abstract

This invention proposes an integrated mechanism for rapid lookup of voiced search terms in the midst of a large volume of spoken content such as a conference call.

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Streaming Google search for conference calls


Often on conference calls, a participant will use a term unfamiliar to an audience member. Rather than interrupting to ask for a definition, the participant will often attempt to type the term into a search engine and quickly read the results. But this process can be disruptive and time consuming; and as is often the case with unfamiliar terms, one may not always know how to spell it, even approximately. Example heard in a recent conference call: 803.2ad (pronounced "eight oh two three ay dee").

Enter voice recognition technology. Because of its effectively unlimited dictionary, VR is able to recognize a much larger variety of terms than a normal human, and associate them with their proper spelling. Existing technology allows a user to speak a search term (phrase) into a search engine and have results appear. There also exists technology which is able, to a reasonable degree of accuracy, to listen to a conference call and produce a transcript.

What is missing in the art is the direct, realtime connection between the conference line and the search engine, with the appropriate triggering mechanism to recognize and look up only the term in question.

This invention proposes an integrated mechanism for rapid lookup of voiced search terms in the midst of a large volume of spoken content such as a conference call.

Using existing technology, the invention is continuously capturing a transcript of a conference call. It maintains a "moving window" of som...