Voice dialing using a rejection reference

  • US 8,055,502 B2
  • Filed: 11/28/2006
  • Issued: 11/08/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A voice dialing method, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) receiving a first utterance followed by a subsequent utterance from a user via a microphone associated with an automatic speech recognition system;

    (b) determining a first recognition result for the first utterance and a subsequent recognition result for the subsequent utterance using a processor associated with the automatic speech recognition system;

    (c) communicating the recognition results to the user via an output device associated with the automatic speech recognition system;

    (d) receiving from the user a first indication that at least one of the recognition results is incorrect;

    (e) populating a rejection reference in memory associated with the automatic speech recognition system with the subsequent recognition result after receiving the first indication;

    (f) receiving from the user a second indication that at least one of the recognition results is incorrect after receiving the first indication;

    (g) clearing the subsequent recognition result from the rejection reference and populating the rejection reference with the first recognition result after receiving the second indication;

    (h) receiving a correction utterance from the user; and

    then(i) processing the correction utterance based on the first recognition result being in the rejection reference.

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