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- Patents > 2008-03-06 > SECTION G PHYSICS > MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS > SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION
Interface apparatus, interface processing method, and interface processing program
An interface apparatus of an embodiment of the present invention is configured to perform a device operation in response to a voice instruction from a user. The interface apparatus detects a state change or state continuation of a device or the vicinity of the device; queries a user by voice about the meaning of the detected state change or state continuation; has a speech recognition unit recognize a teaching speech uttered by the user in response to the query; associates a recognition result for the teaching speech with a detection result for the state change or state continuation, and accumulate a correspondence between the recognition result for the teaching speech and the detection result for the state change or state continuation; has a speech recognition unit recognize an instructing speech uttered by a user for a device operation; compares a recognition result for the instructing speech with accumulated correspondences between recognition results for teaching speeches and detection results for state changes or state continuations, and select a device operation specified by a detection result for a state change or state continuation that corresponds to the recognition result for the instructing speech; and performs the selected device operation.
Filed on: 2007-06-28; Application Number: 11819651