Multimedia communications/collaboration hub
A chassis houses a marking engine, a scanner, and various input and output ports allowing devices to connect to the hub for data transfer, sharing, and...
Online media exchange
A data processing system enables a network of interconnected public access computers (250) to act as a continuous transactional exchange for electronic...
Promoting customer loyalty
A lottery system and method is disclosed which promotes the continued play of a participant by rewarding them, on a pro-rated basis, for their loyalty. There...
Customer relationship management system for physical locations
A method for outputting information about a person includes identifying the person utilizing a wireless system upon entry into a physical location, and also...
Voice responsive telephone assistant having network upgrade capability
A mobile telephone system device having an electronic assistant component is disclosed. The device includes a first software module configured to provide a...
Method and system for collecting and disseminating survey data over the
A system and method for collecting and disseminating survey information wherein a verification procedure is performed to determine actual ownership of the...
Integrated project and staffing management
A system and method for integrated resource and project planning are provided. A system for project forecast and resource forecast management integration...
System and method for calculating potential maximal price and share rate
System and method for determining maximal price for projects are provided. A project scope of a project based on a plurality of selected criteria is defined,...
Methods are provided of creating a deployment plan for staff members with single or multiple qualification for performing activities, each activity requiring at...
Presentation instrument production equipment and methods
A method of preparing a presentation instrument includes receiving, at a host computer system, an electronic transmission from an external customer. The...
Booking engine for booking airline tickets on multiple host environments
A system and method of booking an itinerary on at least one of a multiplicity of host environments include a plurality of host adaptor modules. Each host...
Home resale price protection plan
A Home Resale Price Protection Plan provides a payment to a homeowner should the homeowner have to sell his or her house at a loss. In exchange for an upfront...
Method of insuring individuals using guaranteed insurance, term insurance,
and non-guaranteed insurance
A method of insuring a group of individuals includes purchasing a guaranteed insurance component and a decreasing term insurance component using a level premium...
Systems and methods for determining cost of insurance rates
According to some embodiments, a current net amount at risk associated with a life insurance policy is determined. The life insurance policy may, for example,...
Payment of health care insurance claims using short-term loans
Methods and systems for promptly paying health care providers for rendered health care services. A medical technician operating a client computer establishes...
Method of dispensing a pharmaceutical product
A method of dispensing a pharmaceutical product is disclosed. The pharmaceutical product has associated packaging. The packaging has disposed thereon coded...
Apparatus, method and software for developing electronic documentation of
imaging modalities, other...
A system for guiding a user's physical examination of a patient and for generating a transcript. The system comprises: a screen requesting patient...
An apparatus and method for an advisor referral tool for objectively matching professional services between users and advisors in an on-line or computer based...
Social choice determination systems and methods
A system configured for: (A) identifying a first party of a plurality of parties as one of an excluded group of parties; (B) identifying a candidate group that...
Speech-to-speech generation system and method
An expressive speech-to-speech generation system which can generate expressive speech output by using expressive parameters extracted from the original speech...
Depicting a speech user interface via graphical elements
Depiction of a speech user interface via graphical elements is provided. One or more bits of a graphical user interface bitmask are re-designated as speech...
Method and system of building a grammar rule with baseforms generated
dynamically from user utterances
A method (200) of building a grammar with baseforms generated dynamically from user utterances can include the steps of recording (205) a user utterance,...
Dynamic user interface for the temporarily impaired based on automatic
analysis for speech patterns
In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to reconfiguration of a communication device or other network node based on a determination that a user has...
Method and apparatus for labelling speech
A method for the prosodic labelling of speech including performing a first analysis step using data from an audio file, wherein the audio file is analysed as a...
Methods and apparatus for buffering data for use in accordance with a
speech recognition system
Techniques are disclosed for overcoming errors in speech recognition systems. For example, a technique for processing acoustic data in accordance with a speech...
Method for variable resolution and error control in spoken language
A method for variable resolution and error control in spoken language understanding (SLU) allows arranging the categories of the SLU into a hierarchy of...
Speech recognition apparatus, speech recognition method and recording
medium having speech recognition software...
When the degree of similarity of the recognition candidates is greater than the second threshold value, the speech verification unit outputs the recognition...
Method of operating a speech recognition system
In methods of operating a speech recognition system, a speech signal from a user is analyzed for recognizing speech information contained in the speech signal....
Method and apparatus for enrollment and evaluation of speaker
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for enrollment and evaluation of speaker authentication. The method for enrollment of speaker...
Techniques and tools related to delayed or lost coded audio information are described. For example, a concealment technique for one or more missing frames is...
Receiving device and method
A receiving device receives a transmission unit signal that is sent from a sending end and accommodates a result of dividing, the result of the dividing being...
Method for high quality audio transcoding
A method and apparatus for a voice transcoder that converts a bitstream representing frames of data encoded according to a first voice compression standard to a...
Apparatus and method of encoding and decoding audio signal
In one embodiment, the method includes receiving an audio data frame having at least first and second channels. The first and second channels are independently...
System and method for tuning and testing in a speech recognition system
Systems and methods for improving the performance of a speech recognition system. In some embodiments a tuner module and/or a tester module are configured to...
Apparatus and method for automatic dissection of segmented audio signals
An apparatus for automatic dissection of segmented audio signals, wherein at least one information signal for identifying programs included in said audio...
A system for generating a scene description from a set of words includes modules that perform the following functions: performing a linguistic analysis on a set...
Method and apparatus for generating a compact data structure to identify
the meaning of a symbol
A computer-implemented method provides, to a user, representations of a plurality of discriminants of meanings of a plurality of symbols in a natural language....
Pronunciation assessment method and system based on distinctive feature
A method and system for pronunciation assessment based on distinctive feature analysis is provided. It evaluates a user's pronunciation by one or more...
Semantic answering system and method
Answering System enables a user to input a query and responds with answers. Server stores an indexed database of a plurality of S-A-O's (subject-action-object)....
Server device, method used in server device, and computer program
A server device which can provide a client device with information in a plurality of languages includes a supportable language recognizing unit recognizing a...
Method for globalizing support operations
Techniques are provided for globalizing handling of service management items. The techniques include obtaining a service management item in a language...
Converting dependency grammars to efficiently parsable context-free
Dependency grammars are transformed to context-free grammars. The context-free grammars can be used in a parser to parse input sentences and identify...
Design structure for compensating for variances of a buried resistor in an
A design structure comprising elements that when processed in a computer-aided design system generates a machine-executable representation of a circuit that...
Modeling when connections are the problem
A method and computer program product models connections for a system having a plurality of components, having component terminals, and connections. The...
Method, apparatus and program for creating a power pin model of a
semiconductor integrated circuit
A method of creating a power pin model of an LSI having appropriate analysis accuracy in consideration of information on positions within the LSI is provided. A...
Method and system for updating reliability prediction models for downhole
Methods and systems for updating and/or predicting statistical reliability for downhole devices. In some embodiments, the statistical reliability for a device...
Methods for optimizing system models and the like using least absolute
Methods are provided for fitting a curve to a set of data values using a least absolute value (LAV) cost function. The set of data values may comprise m sets of...
Analytic linearization for system design
A method and apparatus may linearize a model representing a dynamic system without using perturbation techniques. The model may include a differential-algebraic...
Method of designing siRNAs for gene silencing
The present invention provides a method for identifying siRNA target motifs in a transcript using a position-specific score matrix approach. The invention also...
Gathering data concerning publication usage
Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems...