Patent Number: 6,490,553

Title: Apparatus and method for controlling rate of playback of audio data

Abstract: The disclosed method and apparatus controls the rate of playback of audio data corresponding to a stream of speech. Using speech recognition, the rate of speech of the audio data is determined. The determined rate of speech is compared to a target rate. Based on the comparison, the playback rate is adjusted, i.e. increased or decreased, to match the target rate.

Inventors: Van Thong; Jean-Manuel (Arlington, MA), Pan; Davis (Arlington, MA)

Assignee: Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P.

International Classification: H04N 5/278 (20060101); G10L 15/26 (20060101); G10L 15/00 (20060101); G10L 021/04 (); G10L 015/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2019