Patent Number: 6,311,157

Title: Assigning meanings to utterances in a speech recognition system

Abstract: Assigning meanings to spoken utterances in a speech recognition system. A plurality of speech rules is generated, each of the of speech rules comprising a language model and an expression associated with the language model. At one interval (e.g. upon the detection of speech in the system), a current language model is generated from each language model in the speech rules for use by a recognizer. When a sequence of words is received from the recognizer, a set of speech rules which match the sequence of words received from the recognizer is determined. Each expression associated with the language model in each of the set of speech rules is evaluated, and actions are performed in the system according to the expressions associated with each language model in the set of speech rules.

Inventors: Strong; Robert Don (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.

International Classification: G10L 15/18 (20060101); G10L 15/00 (20060101); G10L 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018