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US10191903B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10191903B2
Publication date: 2019-01-29
Application number: 15/282,089
Filing date: 2016-09-30
Abstract: A user context generator determines one or both of a location of a user and contextual information for the user. The contextual information is indicative of content of interest to the user. A custom content generator engine generates customized translated content for the user. Generating the customized translated content includes selecting, from translated content stored in a database, based on the one or both of the determined location of the user and the determined contextual information for the user, translated content to be presented to the user. The customized translated content includes a set of phrases in a source language and corresponding translations of phrases, in the set of phrases, from the source language to a target language. The selected translated content is displayed to the user, such that the user is provided with translated content of interest to the user. A user context generator determines one or both of a location of a user and contextual information for the user. The contextual information is indicative of content of interest to the user. A custom content generator engine generates customized translated content for the user ...more ...less
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US10210769B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10210769B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 15/243,479
Filing date: 2016-08-22
Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium stores code representing instructions to be executed by a processor. The code causes the processor to receive a request from a user of a client device to initiate a speech recognition engine for a web page displayed at the client device. In response to the request, the code causes the processor to (1) download, from a server associated with a first party, the speech recognition engine into the client device; and then (2) analyze, using the speech recognition engine, content of the web page including text in an identified language to produce analyzed content based on the identified language, where the content of the web page is received from a server associated with a second party. The code further causes the processor to send a signal to cause the client device to present the analyzed content to the user at the client device. A non-transitory processor-readable medium stores code representing instructions to be executed by a processor. The code causes the processor to receive a request from a user of a client device to initiate a speech recognition engine for a web page displayed at the client ...more ...less
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US20190026293A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190026293A1
Publication date: 2019-01-24
Application number: 16/041,839
Filing date: 2018-07-23
Abstract: A social media platform is provided having location-based or interest-based or interest location-based searching or viewing capabilities, wherein the user may select a specific location or specific interest or both to view or post. The user of provided social media platform has option of privacy settings, tailored or customized feeds based upon selected location, interest or both for viewing or posting. The user may also access the posted content from social media platform in a video or audio format. The user further has an option to conduct wild card searches for any terms within real-time feeds or content generated according to a selected location or selected interest or both. A social media platform is provided having location-based or interest-based or interest location-based searching or viewing capabilities, wherein the user may select a specific location or specific interest or both to view or post. The user of provided social media platform has ...more ...less
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EP3441873A1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3441873A1
Publication date: 2019-02-13
Application number: 16897984.7
Filing date: 2016-12-28
Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of controlling the amount of audio information such that listening to the audio information is finished within the time within which information can be presented, and improving the convenience of the audio information presentation. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: an estimation section configured to, when it is determined that a user is able to receive vocal information presentation, estimate a duration for which it is possible to receive the information presentation; and an adjustment section configured to adjust an amount of information to be presented to the user in accordance with the estimated duration. [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of controlling the amount of audio information such that listening to the audio information is finished within the time within which information can be presented, and ...more ...less
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US10235989B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10235989B2
Publication date: 2019-03-19
Application number: 15/265,836
Filing date: 2016-09-14
Inventor: Blyumen, Julia  
Abstract: A text mining tool is operated on a given text to obtain words and/or phrases ranked by frequency of occurrence. Thereafter, a text-to-speech converter is used to speak each word/phrase output by the text mining tool, and how loud each word/phrase is spoken depends on a corresponding frequency which is additionally output by the text mining tool, for each word/phrase. In certain embodiments, words/phrases are categorized into multiple themes by the text mining tool, and in these embodiments corresponding multiple voices and/or accents are used, to indicate via sonification, a specific theme of each word/phrase being spoken. A text mining tool is operated on a given text to obtain words and/or phrases ranked by frequency of occurrence. Thereafter, a text-to-speech converter is used to speak each word/phrase output by the text mining tool, and how loud each word/phrase is spoken depends on a ...more ...less
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US20190095393A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190095393A1
Publication date: 2019-03-28
Application number: 16/199,207
Filing date: 2018-11-25
Abstract: A method for presenting video and audio data in an interactive manner which can be applied to story-telling. A story from a book or other source includes preset sentences, each having keywords and each of which correspond to a preset video frame. The keywords represent roles and non-roles, each role corresponding to an image. Voice sources of the roles can be set according to a user instruction. Audio data of storytelling is matched with the keywords of the preset sentences, wherein the audio data is acquired from the voice sources. A matched sentence is acquired from the preset sentences. The preset video frame corresponding to the matched sentence is selected from the database and displayed for interest and vividness of presentation. A method for presenting video and audio data in an interactive manner which can be applied to story-telling. A story from a book or other source includes preset sentences, each having keywords and each of which correspond to a preset video frame. The keywords represent roles and ...more ...less
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US10216732B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10216732B2
Publication date: 2019-02-26
Application number: 15/641,319
Filing date: 2017-07-05
Abstract: An information presentation method, a non-transitory recording medium storing thereon a computer program, and an information presentation system relate to speech recognition. A speech recognition unit performs speech recognition on speech pertaining to a dialogue and thereby generates dialogue text, a translation unit translates the dialogue text and thereby generates translated dialogue text, and a speech waveform synthesis unit performs speech synthesis on the translated dialogue text and thereby generates translated dialogue speech. An intention understanding unit then determines whether supplementary information exists, based on the dialogue text. If supplementary information exists, a communication unit transmits the supplementary information and the translated dialogue speech to a terminal to present the existence of the supplementary information to at least one person from among a plurality of people, according to the usage situation of the information presentation system of the at least one person. An information presentation method, a non-transitory recording medium storing thereon a computer program, and an information presentation system relate to speech recognition. A speech recognition unit performs speech recognition on speech pertaining to a dialogue and thereby ...more ...less
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US10255266B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10255266B2
Publication date: 2019-04-09
Application number: 15/101,294
Filing date: 2014-12-03
Inventor: Takano, Tomohide  
Abstract: A relay apparatus includes a characteristic information storage unit, a first dictionary information storage unit, a first selection unit, and a first conversion unit. The characteristic information storage unit stores pieces of terminal information in association with respective pieces of characteristic information, each indicating a characteristic of a user. The first dictionary information storage unit stores the pieces of characteristic information in association with respective pieces of first dictionary information used for converting voice data into text data. The first selection unit selects, when voice data is received from a second communication terminal to communicate with a first communication terminal, the characteristic information associated with the terminal information for identifying the second communication terminal and selects the first dictionary information associated with the selected characteristic information. The first conversion unit converts the voice data received from the second communication terminal to text data using the first dictionary information. A relay apparatus includes a characteristic information storage unit, a first dictionary information storage unit, a first selection unit, and a first conversion unit. The characteristic information storage unit stores pieces of terminal information in association with ...more ...less
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US20190147850A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190147850A1
Publication date: 2019-05-16
Application number: 16/246,543
Filing date: 2019-01-13
Abstract: A virtual assistant device recognizes multiple wake-up phrases. In response to a particular wake-up phrase the device sends speech audio to either a default or a third party virtual assistant server. A virtual assistant server can receive speech audio and an indication of which of multiple wake-up phrases was used and, accordingly, send the speech audio, or text recognized from the speech audio using automatic speech recognition, to a third party server. A response from the third party server can be voice audio or text for the virtual assistant server to synthesize distinctively corresponding to the wake-up phrase. A virtual assistant device recognizes multiple wake-up phrases. In response to a particular wake-up phrase the device sends speech audio to either a default or a third party virtual assistant server. A virtual assistant server can receive speech audio and an indication of which ...more ...less
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US10276152B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10276152B2
Publication date: 2019-04-30
Application number: 15/214,027
Filing date: 2016-07-19
Inventor: Gross, John Nicholas  
Abstract: An audible based electronic challenge system is used to control access to resources by using a test to identify an origin of a voice. The test is based on optimized text sentences selected for their discrimination capability in identifying different speakers.
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US20190130894A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190130894A1
Publication date: 2019-05-02
Application number: 15/796,292
Filing date: 2017-10-27
Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for synthesizing a new word or short phrase such that it blends seamlessly in the context of insertion or replacement in an existing narration. In one such embodiment, a text-to-speech synthesizer is utilized to say the word or phrase in a generic voice. Voice conversion is then performed on the generic voice to convert it into a voice that matches the narration. An editor and interface are described that support fully automatic synthesis, selection among a candidate set of alternative pronunciations, fine control over edit placements and pitch profiles, and guidance by the editors own voice. Systems and techniques are disclosed for synthesizing a new word or short phrase such that it blends seamlessly in the context of insertion or replacement in an existing narration. In one such embodiment, a text-to-speech synthesizer is utilized to say the word or phrase in a ...more ...less
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US20190156830A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190156830A1
Publication date: 2019-05-23
Application number: 16/251,901
Filing date: 2019-01-18
Abstract: Methods and systems for providing message playback using a shared electronic device is described herein. In response to receiving a request to output messages, a speech-processing system may determine a group account associated with a requesting device, and may determine messages stored by a message data store for the group account. Speaker identification processing may also be performed to determine a speaker of the request. A user account associated with the speaker, and messages stored for the user account, may be determined. A summary response indicating the user account's messages and the group account's message may then be generated such that the user account messages are identified prior to the group account's messages. The messages may then be analyzed to determine an appropriate voice user interface for the requester such that the playback of the messages using a shared electronic device is more natural and conversational. Methods and systems for providing message playback using a shared electronic device is described herein. In response to receiving a request to output messages, a speech-processing system may determine a group account associated with a requesting device, and may determine ...more ...less