Mobile navigation of network-based electronic information using spoken input

  • US 6,757,718 B1
  • Filed: 06/30/2000
  • Issued: 06/29/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/05/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for speech-based navigation of an electronic data source located at one or more network servers located remotely from a user, wherein a data link is established between a mobile information appliance of the user and the one or more network servers, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) receiving a spoken request for desired information from the user utilizing the mobile information appliance of the user, wherein said mobile information appliance comprises a portable remote control device or a set-top box for a television;

    (b) rendering an interpretation of the spoken request;

    (c) constructing a navigation query based upon the interpretation;

    (d) utilizing the navigation query to select a portion of the electronic data source; and

    (e) transmitting the selected portion of the electronic data source from the network server to the mobile information appliance of the user.

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