Patent Number: 6,311,182

Title: Voice activated web browser

Abstract: A voice activated and operated Internet web browser where voiced utterances are digitized and the digitized representation is input to a speech recognition program is disclosed. The speech recognition program determines the most likely set of words from a stored vocabulary making up the utterances. The words are analyzed and searched against a database of topics or micro-domain areas. If a match occurs the words are analyzed by a subprogram associated with the specific topic area and key words are identified and other words discarded. The key words are input to a search engine or the equivalent. The search engine returns information associated with the topic. If no topic match is found a general search on the recognized words is performed. The recognized words are fed to a identification module where key words are extracted that are associated with names of people, organizations, locations, and companies; times; money amounts; percentages; dates; and not-a-name. The extraneous not-a-name words are discarded and the remaining key words are passed to a search engine. The search engine returns with web pages or other such information are found and displayed to the user. The user may re-run the identification module for marking hyperlinks for more particular information.

Inventors: Colbath; Sean C. (Boston, MA), Stallard; David (Cambridge, MA), Pham; Cecile (Norwood, MA), Nguyen; Long (Medford, MA)

Assignee: Genuity Inc.

International Classification: G06F 3/16 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101); G10L 15/22 (20060101); G10L 15/00 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018