Speech controlled services and devices using internet

  • US 8,032,383 B1
  • Filed: 06/15/2007
  • Issued: 10/04/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/04/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of controlling a hardware device comprising:

  • receiving a voice command and a device identifier over a network from a remote hardware device, said voice command originating with a user, wherein said voice command requests a function be performed by said hardware device that is desired by said user, and wherein said device identifier identifies said hardware device;

    identifying a user speech profile using said device identifier, wherein said user speech profile is a device profile that represents a plurality of users that speak to said remote hardware device, the vocabulary of said device profile being built up using the speech input of said plurality of users;

    retrieving said identified user speech profile from a central database;

    converting said voice command to a corresponding text command using a speech-to-text engine and said user speech profile;

    delivering said text command to a device service provider;

    mapping said text command into a corresponding device command by said device service provider, said device command being executable by said hardware device; and

    delivering said device command over said network to said remote hardware device in order that said hardware device perform said function requested by said user.

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