NovoSpeech granted patent for an innovative speech recognition technique

NovoSpeech granted patent for an innovative speech recognition technique
NovoSpeech, an Israeli software company, has been granted a patent for an enhanced algorithm, which purportedly solves the ever-present issue with speech recognition in environments with a lot of background noise. The algorithm splits the data from a single speech canal into a set of several ones, creating an array effect. It is touted that this method eliminates the background noise without losing any data from the audio signal, which happens fairly often with similar voice recognition methods.

According to the CEO of NovoSpeech, this method will allow the company to develop a stand-alone voice recognition software for mobile device, which will be unmatched in terms of accuracy when it comes to noisy environments. What's more interesting is that NovoSpeech's voice recognition solutions usually don't require an Internet connection in order to work properly, so it's highly probable that its recently-patented method won't require a connection to a cloud service, too.


source: USPTO via PRNewswire

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5 Comments

1. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Hope they come up with an app real quick...wud luv to give it a try...

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This development is true innovation! Not some crap about rounded corners. Patents should be for innovators, not poseurs.

2. BCMWorld

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

This is innovation...

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7464; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope they add it to Android.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Another application for this patent would be in hearing aids - noisy background is the worst environment for hearing aids. This could turn the whole market for hearing aids on its head. Magic 8-Ball says rosy times are ahead for NovoSpeech.

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