Patent Number: 7,765,102

Title: Generic spelling mnemonics

Abstract: A system and method for creating a mnemonics Language Model for use with a speech recognition software application, wherein the method includes generating an n-gram Language Model containing a predefined large body of characters, wherein the n-gram Language Model includes at least one character from the predefined large body of characters, constructing a new Language Model (LM) token for each of the at least one character, extracting pronunciations for each of the at least one character responsive to a predefined pronunciation dictionary to obtain a character pronunciation representation, creating at least one alternative pronunciation for each of the at least one character responsive to the character pronunciation representation to create an alternative pronunciation dictionary and compiling the n-gram Language Model for use with the speech recognition software application, wherein compiling the Language Model is responsive to the new Language Model token and the alternative pronunciation dictionary.

Inventors: Mowatt; David (Seattle, WA), Chambers; Robert (Sammamish, WA), Chelba; Ciprian (Seattle, WA), Wu; Qiang (Sammamish, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G10L 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018