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Speech synthesis

Aspects of the disclosure are related to synthesizing speech or other audio based on input data. Additionally, aspects of the disclosure are related to using one or more recurrent neural networks. For example, a computing device may receive text input; may determine features based on the text input; may provide... Nuance Communications Inc

System and speech personalization by need

Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for speaker recognition personalization. The method recognizes speech received from a speaker interacting with a speech interface using a set of allocated resources, the set of allocated resources including bandwidth, processor time, memory, and storage. The method records metrics... Nuance Communications Inc

System and personalization of acoustic models for automatic speech recognition

Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for automatic speech recognition. The method includes selecting a speaker independent model, and selecting a quantity of speaker dependent models, the quantity of speaker dependent models being based on available computing resources, the selected models including the speaker independent model and... Nuance Communications Inc

Sequencing medical codes methods and apparatus

Some aspect include a system for automatically processing text comprising information regarding a patient encounter to prioritize medical billing codes derived from the text. The system comprises at least one storage medium storing processor-executable instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the processor-executable instructions to analyze the text... Nuance Communications Inc

Semantic re-ranking of nlu results in conversational dialogue applications

Multiple natural language understanding (NLU) interpretation selection models may be generated. The NLU interpretation selection models may include a generic NLU interpretation selection model that is not specialized for a specific set of NLU interpretations type and one or more specialized NLU interpretation selection models, each of which may be... Nuance Communications Inc

System and detecting synthetic speaker verification

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and tangible computer readable-media for detecting synthetic speaker verification. The method comprises receiving a plurality of speech samples of the same word or phrase for verification, comparing each of the plurality of speech samples to each other, denying verification if the plurality of speech samples... Nuance Communications Inc

Method for microphone selection and multi-talker segmentation with ambient automated speech recognition (asr)

Disclosed methods and systems are directed to determining a best microphone pair and segmenting sound signals. The methods and systems may include receiving a collection of sound signals comprising speech from one or more audio sources (e.g., meeting participants) and/or background noise. The methods and systems may include calculating a... Nuance Communications Inc

User interface for dictation application employing automatic speech recognition

In an automatic speech recognition (ASR) dictation application, a user interface may be provided for informing a user how to dictate desired text. Input may be received from the user of the dictation application, specifying a desired text sequence. In response to the received input, output may automatically be provided... Nuance Communications Inc

System and low-latency web-based text-to-speech without plugins

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for reducing latency in web-browsing TTS systems without the use of a plug-in or Flash® module. A system configured according to the disclosed methods allows the browser to send prosodically meaningful sections of text to a web server. A TTS... Nuance Communications Inc

System and addressing acoustic signal reverberation

A method, computer program product, and computer system for addressing acoustic signal reverberation is provided. Embodiments may include receiving, at one or more microphones, a first audio signal and a reverberation audio signal. Embodiments may further include processing at least one of the first audio signal and the reverberation audio... Nuance Communications Inc

System and speech-enabled access to media content by a ranked normalized weighted graph using speech recognition

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for generating a speech recognition model for a media content retrieval system. The method causes a computing device to retrieve information describing media available in a media content retrieval system, construct a graph that models how the media are interconnected based... Nuance Communications Inc

Method and identifying acoustic background environments based on time and speed to enhance automatic speech recognition

Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for identifying an acoustic environment of a caller. The method embodiment comprises analyzing acoustic features of a received audio signal from a caller, receiving meta-data information based on a previously recorded time and speed of the caller, classifying a background environment of... Nuance Communications Inc

Methods and generating clinical reports

Techniques for documenting a clinical procedure involve transcribing audio data comprising audio of one or more clinical personnel speaking while performing the clinical procedure. Examples of applicable clinical procedures include sterile procedures such as surgical procedures, as well as non-sterile procedures such as those conventionally involving a core code reporter.... Nuance Communications Inc

System and enhancing speech recognition accuracy using weighted grammars based on user profile including demographic, account, time and date information

Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable media for enhancing speech recognition accuracy. The method includes dividing a system dialog turn into segments based on timing of probable user responses, generating a weighted grammar for each segment, exclusively activating the weighted grammar generated for a current segment of the... Nuance Communications Inc

Audio-visual speech recognition with scattering operators

Aspects described herein are directed towards methods, computing devices, systems, and computer-readable media that apply scattering operations to extracted visual features of audiovisual input to generate predictions regarding the speech status of a subject. Visual scattering coefficients generated according to one or more aspects described herein may be used as... Nuance Communications Inc

Automatic message management utilizing speech analytics

Embodiments are provided for utilizing speech analytics for automatically managing messages in a communications network. A message from a calling party to an unavailable called party is recorded in a messaging management module. The messaging management module automatically identifies a category for assigning to the content of the message based... Nuance Communications Inc

System and handling missing speech data

Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for handling missing speech data. The computer-implemented method includes receiving speech with a missing segment, generating a plurality of hypotheses for the missing segment, identifying a best hypothesis for the missing segment, and recognizing the received speech by inserting the... Nuance Communications Inc

System and continuous multimodal speech and gesture interaction

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for processing multimodal input. A system configured to practice the method continuously monitors an audio stream associated with a gesture input stream, and detects a speech event in the audio stream. Then the system identifies a temporal window associated with... Nuance Communications Inc

System and spoken caller identification in a cellular telephone headset

The subject disclosure describes monitoring when a headset is in communication with a mobile communication device, detecting the headset, comparing a name of a caller and a telephone number of the caller against a list of names and telephone numbers previously stored in a memory, determining that the name of... Nuance Communications Inc

System and translating real-time speech using segmentation based on conjunction locations

A system, method and computer-readable storage device which balance latency and accuracy of machine translations by segmenting the speech upon locating a conjunction. The system, upon receiving speech, will buffer speech until a conjunction is detected. Upon detecting a conjunction, the speech received until that point is segmented. The system... Nuance Communications Inc

Updating population language models based on changes made by user clusters

Technology for improving the predictive accuracy of input word recognition on a device by dynamically updating the lexicon of recognized words based on the word choices made by similar users. The technology collects users' vocabulary choices (e.g., words that each user uses, or adds to or removes from a word... Nuance Communications Inc

Method for converting character text messages to audio files with respective titles for their selection and reading aloud with mobile devices

The present invention relates to a method for selecting and downloading content from a content provider which is accessible via an IP/DNS/URL address to a mobile device, the content being any text information data, for converting the text information data to at least one audio message and for storing the... Nuance Communications Inc

Concatenation cost in speech synthesis for acoustic unit sequential pair using hash table and default concatenation cost

A speech synthesis process can record concatenation costs of unit sequential pairs to a concatenation cost database for speech synthesis by synthesizing speech from a text, identifying an acoustic unit sequential pair in the speech, searching for a concatenation cost for the acoustic unit sequential pair in a database using... Nuance Communications Inc

System and using neural transforms of robust audio features for speech processing

A system and method for processing speech includes receiving a first information stream associated with speech, the first information stream comprising micro-modulation features and receiving a second information stream associated with the speech, the second information stream comprising features. The method includes combining, via a non-linear multilayer perceptron, the first... Nuance Communications Inc

Method of providing dynamic speech processing services during variable network connectivity

A user device provides dynamic speech processing services during variable network connectivity with a network server. The user device includes a monitor that monitors a level of network connectivity between the user device and the network server. A user device speech processor processes speech data and is initiated based on... Nuance Communications Inc

Secure communications via a mobile keyboard application of a mobile device

Systems and methods are described herein for providing secure communications (e.g., text or other data messages) via a keyboard application of a mobile device. In some cases, the keyboard application acts as an end-to-end obfuscation or other security mechanism for communications between one mobile device and another (e.g., via a... Nuance Communications Inc

Suggesting emojis to users for insertion into text-based messages

Systems and methods are described herein for determining suggestions of emojis, and other pictorial or multimedia elements, to users based on the content (e.g., a derived intent, tone, sentiment, and so on) of their messages. In some embodiments, the systems and methods access a string of text input by a... Nuance Communications Inc

System and generating manually designed and automatically optimized spoken dialog systems

Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for generating a natural language spoken dialog system. The method includes nominating a set of allowed dialog actions and a set of contextual features at each turn in a dialog, and selecting an optimal action from the set of... Nuance Communications Inc

System and machine-mediated human-human conversation

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for processing speech. A system configured to practice the method monitors user utterances to generate a conversation context. Then the system receives a current user utterance independent of non-natural language input intended to trigger speech processing. The system compares the... Nuance Communications Inc

System and rapid customization of speech recognition models

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating domain-specific speech recognition models for a domain of interest by combining and tuning existing speech recognition models when a speech recognizer does not have access to a speech recognition model for that domain of interest and when available... Nuance Communications Inc

Performing actions based on determined intent of messages

Systems and methods are described herein for performing actions based on a determined intent within messages received by a mobile device. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may access a message received by a mobile application (e.g., text messaging application, chat application, and so on) of the mobile device,... Nuance Communications Inc

System and building diverse language models

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for collecting web data in order to create diverse language models. A system configured to practice the method first crawls, such as via a crawler operating on a computing device, a set of documents in a network of interconnected devices... Nuance Communications Inc

Extending legacy scripting languages with graphical references

A graphical data type inference transparently transforms a legacy text-oriented command line interface (CLI) into a graphic-oriented or graphic-aware CLI (G-CLI). A user fuses graphical references with the legacy scripting language by identifying objects using syntax familiar to the user. The objects are presented to the user via a user... Nuance Communications Inc

Iterative ontology discovery

Disclosed methods and systems are directed to generating ontological relationships. The methods and systems may include receiving a set of words comprising one or more verbs and a plurality of nouns and determining one or more first ontological relationships between the plurality of nouns based on an association of each... Nuance Communications Inc

System and generating customized text-to-speech voices

A system and method are disclosed for generating customized text-to-speech voices for a particular application. The method comprises generating a custom text-to-speech voice by selecting a voice for generating a custom text-to-speech voice associated with a domain, collecting text data associated with the domain from a pre-existing text data source... Nuance Communications Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330580

System and speech enhancement using a coherent to diffuse sound ratio

Embodiments of the present disclosure may include a system and method for speech enhancement using the coherent to diffuse sound ratio. Embodiments may include receiving an audio signal at one or more microphones and controlling one or more adaptive filters of a beamformer using a coherent to diffuse ratio (“CDR”)... Nuance Communications Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323060

User interfaces for medical documentation system utilizing automated natural language understanding

In a system with a display and an input device, a graphical user interface (GUI) may be presented via the display. A natural language understanding engine may be applied to a free-form text documenting a clinical patient encounter, to automatically derive one or more engine-suggested medical billing codes, which may... Nuance Communications Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323061

User interfaces for medical documentation system utilizing automated natural language understanding

In a system with a display and an input device, a graphical user interface (GUI) may be presented via the display. A natural language understanding engine may be applied to a free-form text documenting a clinical patient encounter, to automatically derive one or more engine-suggested medical billing codes, which may... Nuance Communications Inc

11/09/17 / #20170325020

System and generating a self-steering beamformer

A system and method for generating a self-steering beamformer is provided. Embodiments may include receiving, at one or more microphones, a first audio signal and adapting one or more blocking filters based upon, at least in part, the first audio signal. Embodiments may also include generating, using the one or... Nuance Communications Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308389

Methods and module arbitration

Methods and apparatus to process a user input on independent applications that provide classifier outputs to an arbitration module, which selects one of the application to respond to the user input. The classifier outputs include a probability that the user input is in domain for the application functionality.... Nuance Communications Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310418

System and packet scheduling

The present disclosure is directed towards a method for scheduling data packets in a multi-channel packet processing environment. The method may include receiving one or more data packets associated with an incoming signal and inserting the one or more data packets into a queue. The method may further include monitoring... Nuance Communications Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293600

Voice-enabled dialog interaction with web pages

Voice enabled dialog with web pages is provided. An Internet address of a web page is received including an area with which a user of a client device can specify information. The web page is loaded using the received Internet address of the web page. A task structure of the... Nuance Communications Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293678

Adaptive redo for trace text input

Disclosed herein is an adaptive redo technology for trace text input via a virtual keyboard, including systems and methods for adaptively modifying the top word suggestion after a user deletes a word and traces a pattern recognized as the same word. An adaptive redo system can recognize that the user... Nuance Communications Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294186

Method for scoring in an automatic speech recognition system

A system and method for speech recognition is provided. Embodiments may include receiving an audio signal at a first deep neural network (“DNN”) associated with a computing device. Embodiments may further include receiving the audio signal at a second deep neural network (“DNN”) associated with a computing device, wherein the... Nuance Communications Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287474

Improving automatic speech recognition of multilingual named entities

Methods and systems are provided for improving speech recognition of multilingual named entities. In some embodiments, a list comprising a plurality of named entities may be accessed by a computing device. A first named entity represented in the native language may be compared with the first named entity represented in... Nuance Communications Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287488

Method of accessing a dial-up service

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10/05/17 / #20170287502

Residual interference suppression

Methods and apparatus for estimating the power spectral density (PSD) of a residual interference having first and second components after adaptive interference cancellation (AIC). The first component can be estimated using a real-valued FIR filter operating on a time series of PSD estimates of a reference signal, and the second... Nuance Communications Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289598

Methods and providing mixed data streams

Methods and apparatus to receive a first data stream, such as a public broadcast, and receive a second data stream, such as a private data stream, containing emails, for example. A user profile can be used to generate a data output stream for the user from the first and second... Nuance Communications Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278511

Server-side asr adaptation to speaker, device and noise condition via non-asr audio transmission

A mobile device is adapted for automatic speech recognition (ASR). A user interface for interaction with a user includes an input microphone for obtaining speech inputs from the user for automatic speech recognition, and an output interface for system output to the user based on ASR results that correspond to... Nuance Communications Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278527

Characterizing, selecting and adapting audio and acoustic training data for automatic speech recognition systems

A system for and method of characterizing a target application acoustic domain analyzes one or more speech data samples from the target application acoustic domain to determine one or more target acoustic characteristics, including a CODEC type and bit-rate associated with the speech data samples. The determined target acoustic characteristics... Nuance Communications Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269975

Session processing interaction between two or more virtual assistants

Devices and systems supporting more than one Virtual Assistant (VA) are able to initiate and collaborate with multiple virtual assistants within the same session and at the same time. This system allows application specific virtual assistants to register and listen for intents from a general purpose virtual assistant. When the... Nuance Communications Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270092

System and predictive text entry using n-gram language model

The disclosed system provides an improved method for text input by using linguistic models based on conditional probabilities to provide meaningful word completion suggestions based on previously entered words. The system uses previously entered n-grams, where n>=2, to generate a list of candidate words matching a current user input. The... Nuance Communications Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263253

System and performing automatic speech recognition using local private data

A method of providing hybrid speech recognition between a local embedded speech recognition system and a remote speech recognition system relates to receiving speech from a user at a device communicating with a remote speech recognition system. The system recognizes a first part of speech by performing a first recognition... Nuance Communications Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249379

Apparatus and forming search engine queries based on spoken utterances

A combination and a method are provided. Automatic speech recognition is performed on a received utterance. A meaning of the utterance is determined based, at least in part, on the recognized speech. At least one query is formed based, at least in part, on the determined meaning of the utterance.... Nuance Communications Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249935

System and estimating the reliability of alternate speech recognition hypotheses in real time

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for estimating reliability of alternate speech recognition hypotheses. A system configured to practice the method receives an N-best list of speech recognition hypotheses and features describing the N-best list, determines a first probability of correctness for each hypothesis in the N-best... Nuance Communications Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249937

System and personalization of acoustic models for automatic speech recognition

Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for automatic speech recognition. The method includes selecting a speaker independent model, and selecting a quantity of speaker dependent models, the quantity of speaker dependent models being based on available computing resources, the selected models including the speaker independent model and... Nuance Communications Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251304

Communication system for multiple acoustic zones

An communication system supports communication paths within an environment by receiving speech signals of a speaker and playing it back for one or more listeners. Signal processing tasks are split into a microphone related part and into a loudspeaker related part. A sound processing system suitable for use in an... Nuance Communications Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212960

System and conducting a search using a wireless mobile device

A method and system are provided by which a wireless mobile device takes a vocally entered query and transmits it in a text message format over a wireless network to a search engine; receives search results based on the query from the search engine over the wireless network; and displays... Nuance Communications Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213247

Systems and methods for engaging an audience in a conversational advertisement

A system and method are described for engaging an audience in a conversational advertisement. A conversational advertising system converses with an audience using spoken words. The conversational advertising system uses a speech recognition application to convert an audience's spoken input into text and a text-to-speech application to transform text of... Nuance Communications Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213556

Methods and speech segmentation using multiple metadata

Methods and apparatus to process microphone signals by a speech enhancement module to generate an audio stream signal including first and second metadata for use by a speech recognition module. In an embodiment, speech recognition is performed using endpointing information including transitioning from a silence state to a maybe speech... Nuance Communications Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213560

System and voice authentication over a computer network

Systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media are provided for voice authentication. The method includes receiving a speech sample from a user through an Internet browser for authentication as part of a request for a restricted-access resource, transmitting an authentication request to an authentication server, which compares the speech sample... Nuance Communications Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199963

Medical report coding with acronym/abbreviation disambiguation

Techniques for coding a medical report include identifying an acronym or abbreviation in the medical report, and a plurality of phrases not explicitly included in the medical report that are possible expanded forms of the acronym or abbreviation in the medical report. From the plurality of phrases, a most likely... Nuance Communications Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200447

Systems and methods for providing metadata-dependent language models

Techniques for generating language models. The techniques include: obtaining language data comprising training data and associated values for one or more metadata attributes, the language data comprising a plurality of instances of language data, an instance of language data comprising an instance of training data and one or more metadata... Nuance Communications Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200450

System and providing generated speech via a network

A system and method of operating an automatic speech recognition application over an Internet Protocol network is disclosed. The ASR application communicates over a packet network such as an Internet Protocol network or a wireless network. A grammar for recognizing received speech from a user over the IP network is... Nuance Communications Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193385

Configurable dialog system

Various implementations described herein are directed to a method for generating an instance of a finite state machine. The method may receive a configuration comprising a value for each of one or more configuration points of a finite state machine. The method may determine a configuration point of the finite... Nuance Communications Inc

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07/06/17 / #20170193387

Probabilistic ranking for natural language understanding

Aspects of the disclosure are directed to natural language processing or natural language understanding and may include a determination of a probabilistic or probability-based ranking of potential results. For example, natural language input may be received such as speech or text. Natural language processing may be performed to determine one... Nuance Communications Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185287

Adapting a virtual keyboard in the presence of static contact events

System and methods are provided for adapting a virtual keyboard of a computing device in response to a detected static contact event. The system utilizes characteristics of a touch input to a touchscreen of the computing device, such as location of the touch input, surface area of the touch contact,... Nuance Communications Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186418

Systems and methods for generating speech of multiple styles from text

A text-to-speech (TTS) system includes components capable of supporting the generation of speech output in any of multiple styles, and may switch seamlessly from producing speech output in one style to producing speech output in another style. For example, a concatenative TTS system may include a speech base storing speech... Nuance Communications Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186445

Emotion detection in voicemail

Methods and apparatus for processing a voicemail message to generate a textual representation of at least a portion of the voicemail message. At least one emotion expressed in the voicemail message is determined by applying at least one emotion classifier to the voicemail message and/or the textual representation. An indication... Nuance Communications Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169815

System and methods for adapting neural network acoustic models

Techniques for adapting a trained neural network acoustic model, comprising using at least one computer hardware processor to perform: generating initial speaker information values for a speaker; generating first speech content values from first speech data corresponding to a first utterance spoken by the speaker; processing the first speech content... Nuance Communications Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169836

Combined voice recognition, hands-free telephony and in-car communication

A multi-mode speech communication system is described that has different operating modes for different speech applications. A signal processing module is in communication with the speech applications and includes an input processing module and an output processing module. The input processing module processes microphone input signals to produce a set... Nuance Communications Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154621

Structured natural language representations

In accordance with aspects of the disclosure, a computing device may identify a prompt associated with an automated dialog application. An application expectation of the automated dialog application may be identified. The application expectation may comprise a structured natural language representation for a natural language response to the prompt. The... Nuance Communications Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147536

Text browsing, editing and correction methods for automotive applications

An automotive text display arrangement is described which includes a driver text display positioned directly in front of an automobile driver and displaying a limited amount of text to the driver without impairing forward visual attention of the driver. The arrangement may include a boundary insertion mode wherein when the... Nuance Communications Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147563

System and collaborative language translation

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for presenting a machine translation and alternative translations to a user, where a selection of any particular alternative translation results in the re-ranking of the remaining alternatives. The system then presents these re-ranked alternatives to the user, who can continue... Nuance Communications Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147585

Systems and methods for speech-based searching of content repositories

According to some aspects, a method of searching for content in response to a user voice query is provided. The method may comprise receiving the user voice query, performing speech recognition to generate N best speech recognition results comprising a first speech recognition result, performing a supervised search of at... Nuance Communications Inc

05/25/17 / #20170149703

System and suggesting actions based upon incoming messages

A method in accordance with the present disclosure may include receiving a message at a mobile computing device and performing natural language processing (NLP) based interpretation of the message. Embodiments may further include suggesting at least one of an action and an application configured to perform the action, the suggestion... Nuance Communications Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125012

Techniques for updating an automatic speech recognition system using finite-state transducers

Techniques are described for updating an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system that, prior to the update, is configured to perform ASR using a first finite-state transducer (FST) comprising a first set of paths representing recognizable speech sequences. A second FST may be accessed, comprising a second set of paths representing... Nuance Communications Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125015

Methods and joint stochastic and deterministic dictation formatting

Methods and apparatus for speech recognition on user dictated words to generate a dictation and using a discriminative statistical model derived from a deterministic formatting grammar module and user formatted documents to extract features and estimate scores from the formatting graph. The processed dictation can be output as formatted text... Nuance Communications Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116392

Methods and generating clinical reports

Techniques for documenting a clinical procedure involve transcribing audio data comprising audio of one or more clinical personnel speaking while performing the clinical procedure. Examples of applicable clinical procedures include sterile procedures such as surgical procedures, as well as non-sterile procedures such as those conventionally involving a core code reporter.... Nuance Communications Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110110

Systems and methods for multi-style speech synthesis

Techniques for performing multi-style speech synthesis. The techniques include using at least one computer hardware processor to perform: obtaining input comprising text and an identification of a first speaking style to use in rendering the text as speech; identifying a plurality of speech segments for use in rendering the text... Nuance Communications Inc

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04/13/17 / #20170103131

Methods and system for iteratively aligning data sources

According to some aspects, a method for aligning a first data source and a second data source during a plurality of iterations comprising a current iteration and a previous iteration is provided. The method comprises generating at least one property alignment hypothesis between at least one first property of the... Nuance Communications Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076181

Converting text strings into number strings, such as via a touchscreen input

System and methods are provided for detecting numerical text strings within a text string and converting those numerical text strings into digit strings. The digit strings may be reflected in real-time, such as when the user is typing a text message. If more than one possible format of the digit... Nuance Communications Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061966

Audio-visual speech recognition with scattering operators

Aspects described herein are directed towards methods, computing devices, systems, and computer-readable media that apply scattering operations to extracted visual features of audiovisual input to generate predictions regarding the speech status of a subject. Visual scattering coefficients generated according to one or more aspects described herein may be used as... Nuance Communications Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061968

Speaker verification methods and apparatus

Techniques for automatically identifying a speaker in a conversation as a known person based on processing of audio of the speaker's voice to extract characteristics of that voice and on an automated comparison of those characteristics to known characteristics of the known person's voice. A speaker segmentation process may be... Nuance Communications Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053644

Order statistic techniques for neural networks

According to some aspects, a method of classifying speech recognition results is provided, using a neural network comprising a plurality of interconnected network units, each network unit having one or more weight values, the method comprising using at least one computer, performing acts of providing a first vector as input... Nuance Communications Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053667

Methods and broadened beamwidth beamforming and postfiltering

Methods and apparatus for broadening the beamwidth of beamforming and postfiltering using a plurality of beamformers and signal and power spectral density mixing, and controlling a postfilter based on spatial activity detection such that de-reverberation or noise reduction is performed when a speech source is between the first and second... Nuance Communications Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032027

Contact center virtual assistant

In a contact center, agents can be distracted and delayed from communicating with customers by searching for articles relevant to the customer's communication. A system automatically performing searches based on the customer's communication can therefore aid the agent. In an embodiment, a method of improving agent interaction with a user... Nuance Communications Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024465

System and natural language driven search and discovery in large data sources

In some natural language understanding (NLU) applications, results may not be tailored to the user's query. In an embodiment of the present invention, a method includes tagging elements of automated speech recognition (ASR) data based on an ontology stored in a memory. The method further includes indexing tagged elements to... Nuance Communications Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026705

System and natural language driven search and discovery in large data sources

Presenting natural-language-understanding (NLU) results can include redundancies and awkward sentence structures. In an embodiment of the present invention, a method includes, responsive to receiving a result to a NLU query, loading a matching template of a plurality of templates stored in a memory. Each template has mask fields associated with... Nuance Communications Inc

01/19/17 / #20170017501

Systems and methods for providing a virtual assistant

A method, performed by at least one computer having access to information related to users in a network of users, the network of users comprising a first user and at least a second user associated with the first user via the network. The method comprises using the at least one... Nuance Communications Inc

01/19/17 / #20170018268

Systems and methods for updating a language model based on user input

In some aspects, a method of updating a language model comprising probabilities associated with at least one variant name for each of a plurality of entities stored in a domain-specific database is provided. The method comprises receiving input from a user, determining whether content of the input matches the at... Nuance Communications Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011123

Methods and initiating an action

Some embodiments relate to techniques for receiving a query from a device, the query comprising content; determining based at least in part on the content of the query that an application is to be launched on the device; and causing the device to launch the application using at least some... Nuance Communications Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011744

Multiple parallel dialogs in smart phone applications

An arrangement is described for conducting natural language dialogs with a user on a mobile device using automatic speech recognition (ASR) and multiple different dialog applications. A user interface provides for user interaction with the dialogue applications in natural language dialogs. An ASR engine processes unknown speech inputs from the... Nuance Communications Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011753

Methods and adaptive gain control in a communication system

Methods and apparatus for a communication system having microphones and loudspeakers to determine a noise and speech level estimate for a transformed signal, determine a SNR from the noise and speech level estimates, and determine a gain for the transformed signal to achieve a selected SNR range at a given... Nuance Communications Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013124

Systems and methods for facilitating communication using an interactive communication system

An interactive communication system configured to conduct a call with a caller. The interactive communication system comprises at least one computer hardware processor configured to perform: obtaining a plurality of dialog chunks comprising information provided by the caller to the interactive communication system and information provided by the interactive communication... Nuance Communications Inc








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