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Method of recognizing phones in speech of any language

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Method of recognizing phones in speech of any language. Acquire phones for all languages and a set of languages. Acquire a pronunciation dictionary, a transcript of speech for the set of languages, and speech for the transcript. Receive speech containing unknown phones. If the speech's language is unknown, compare it to the phones for all languages to determine the phones. If the language is known but no phones were acquired in that language, compare the speech to the phones for all languages to determine the phones. If phones were acquired in the speech's language but no corresponding pronunciation dictionary was acquired, compare the speech to the phones for all languages to determine the phones. If a pronunciation dictionary was acquired for the phones in the speech's language but no transcript was acquired then compare the speech to the phones for all languages to determine the phones.

Inventors: 
Lackey, Bradley C.; Schone, Patrick J.; Walker, Brenton D.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
IT and Software
FIle Date: 
2004-08-24
Grant Date: 
2008-07-29
Grant time: 
1,435 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
26
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
2
Assignee: 
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY