Patent Number: 7,822,607

Title: Computer application environment and communication system employing automatic identification of human conversational behavior

Abstract: The disclosed technology is a computer application that establishes communication between a conversation-finder module and a computer application environment. The conversation-finder module determines a conversational floor based on three or more floor determination inputs. The conversational floor associates at least two of the three or more floor determination inputs as being on the conversational floor. The conversation-finder module and the computer application environment can be responsive to each other and can adapt to each other. That is (either or both), the computer application environment can adapt to the conversational floor(s) determined by the conversation-finder module; and the conversation-finder module can determine the conversational floors responsive to a floor determination input and/or control input from the computer application environment.

Inventors: Aoki; Paul M (Berkeley, CA), Szymanski; Margaret H (Santa Clara, CA), Thornton; James D (Redwood City, CA), Woodruff; Allison G (Berkeley, CA), Ducheneaut; Nicolas B (Mountain View, CA), Moore; Robert J (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

International Classification: G10L 11/00 (20060101); G10L 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00