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A more intelligent solution for resolving speech conflicts in a conference call

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241762D
Publication Date: 2015-May-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

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Abstract

This disclosure provides an intelligent solution for many people talking at the same time in a conference call. When it happens, the conference call system will automatically detect the voice signal and decide which signal will be transported and others will to be muted and ignored.

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A more intelligent solution for resolving speech conflicts in a conference call

In distributed working environment, people often need to use conference calls to communicate during daily work. Yet when there are many people in the conference call, the situation that more than one speakers speaking at the same time happens a lot. This is because people cannot see each other in a conference call and hard to know if anyone else want to speak at the same time. This often cause an awkward pause between the concurrent speakers, delays the conversation, and breaks the rhythm of the discussion.

A more intelligent solution for resolving such problem should be provided.

This disclosure provides an intelligent solution for many people talking at the same time in a conference call. When it happens, the conference call system will automatically detect the voice signal and decide which signal will be transported and others will to be muted and ignored.

The core of this invention is a system that:

1. Identifies when two or more speakers (e.g., on a conference call) talk simultaneously.
2. Determines which speaker should speak next.

3. Transports the analyzed result and ignores the others.

Pick up Rules:

1. FCFS. First come, first serve.

2. Priorities. Be ignored once, the priority will add one point. Higher points, First Serve.

The advantages of the solution are:

1. The conference will not be interrupted if more than one person speak at the same time.

2. Other listeners will be completely unaffected, they do not know there were more than one person speak.
3. The meeting can go on more smoothly and efficiently.

Detail information of the system:

Step1. Identifies when two or more speakers in a conference call talk simultaneously

   The system will begin to identify signals from speakers when a certain time pause happens(e.g., 2 or 3 seconds). Step2. Determines which speaker should speak next

Using the Pick up Rules to choose which one should be transported.


1). FCFS. First come, first serve.

2). Priori...