Computer-aided transcription system using pronounceable substitute text with a common cross-reference library

  • US 5,815,639 A
  • Filed: 05/20/1993
  • Issued: 09/29/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/24/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A reporting system for providing in real-time to a viewing terminal text representative of spoken words that is readable by a lay person, said reporting system operates on coded representations of spoken words in a first phoneme format generated in real time, said reporting system comprising:

  • a cross-reference library storing associations between coded representations of spoken words in the first phoneme format and corresponding exact alphabetic and numeric text;

    a phoneme library for storing associations between coded representations of spoken words in the first phoneme format and pronounceable but not exact representations of spoken words in a second phoneme format;

    a transcriber retrieving from said cross-reference library exact alphabetic and numeric text for coded representations of spoken words in the first phoneme format that have associations stored in said cross-reference library;

    said transcriber retrieving from said phoneme library coded representations of spoken words in the second phoneme format that are pronounceable by a lay person using coded representations of spoken words in the first phoneme format for which said cross-reference library stores no associations; and

    communication means for delivering both the exact alphabetic and numeric text and the coded representations of spoken words in the second phoneme format to the viewing terminal for display.

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