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Using power of Speech recognition for the Neighborhood Orientation Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199894D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-20
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Disclosed is a system and method for responding to location-specific user queries using a combination of global positioning system (GPS), automated speech recognition (ASR), and interactive voice response (IVR) technologies. The invention is called Neighborhood Orientation and provides a more efficient method for travelers to find out about specific areas upon arrival.

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Using power of Speech recognition for the Neighborhood Orientation

As travelers move from city to city, they have common questions upon their arrival at each location: where is the closest mall, movie theatre, bookstore, restaurant, etc.? One method of addressing these questions is to gather the zip codes for each location and initiate a web query for each. The traveler could save all the queries to paper or to their handheld device. This is often time consuming and requires a lot of manual input.

A simpler and more effective method is needed where travelers could have the answers to common questions as soon as they arrive and orientate themselves to a location.

The disclosed solution is called Neighborhood Orientation. This system allows users to create a profile of questions they typically ask upon arrival at their hotel, run a query, and quickly receive the answers to their handheld device or laptop.

In a typical embodiment, the traveler uses a web browser or an interactive voice response (IVR) application to create an account and profile. The system provides standard profile selections, such restaurants by type of food or ethnicity, movie theatres by chain or proximity to hotel location, malls, bookstores, drugstores, parks, tourist attractions, weather reports, traffic delays, outbound flight status by flight number and date, and many more. Also included is the ability to perform nonstandard queries for delivery. For example, perhaps a user is working on his...