Speech recognition system for client devices having differing computing capabilities

  • US 7,698,131 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2007
  • Issued: 04/13/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/12/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A speech-enabled internet based computing system comprising:

  • a speech recognition engine configured to generate a recognized speech query from an utterance;

    said speech recognition engine being further configured to distribute speech processing operations between a client device and a server device on a device-by-device basis, such that a plurality of client devices having differing computing capabilities can be supported;

    wherein individual ones of said plurality of client devices can be configured to perform at least part of said speech processing operations to generate said recognized speech query;

    a web page having a list of items, at least some of said list of items being selectable through a browser on said client device based on said recognized speech query;

    wherein speech related data for the web page can be transferred between the client device and the server device using a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) and a format which includes an embedded NULL character.

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