Audio content search engine

  • US 7,983,915 B2
  • Filed: 04/30/2007
  • Issued: 07/19/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of generating an audio content index for use by a search engine, the method comprising:

  • (a) determining, with a processor of an audio content search system, a phoneme sequence based on recognized speech from an audio content time segment;

    (b) identifying, with the processor, k-phonemes which occur within the phoneme sequence;

    (c) storing, in a memory of the audio content search system, the identified k-phonemes within a data structure such that the identified k-phonemes are capable of being compared with k-phonemes from a search query;

    (d) including the audio content time segment in an ordered audio content search results set, wherein an order of the audio content time segment is based at least in part on a confidence score of a valid sequence within the audio content time segment; and

    (e) providing the ordered audio content search results set to a multi-modal search results fusion engine.

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