Spoken Nickname Recognition Telephone Dialer
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Disclosed is a telephone system, based on, known technologies, which automatically dials an intended individual's number in response to a user's spoken request for that person by nickname. Referring to the block diagram in the Figure, the system operates as follows: A user wishing to call a person named "Joe Guy" employs handset 1 to verbally make the request "call Joe". This vocal message is received and digitized by Voice Input Processing module 2. Controller 3 then passes the digitized request to Pattern Matching Processing module 4. This module searches the pre-store data base in Voice Match Data and System Messages module 5 for a nickname matching the current request for "Joe". If a match is found, the "Joe" data record is copied to the Controller.