NovoSpeech Receives U.S. Patent for Quantum Search Application

MISGAV, Israel, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - NovoSpeech, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group,  received a notice of allowance for its quantum search patent - an integral component of the company's speech recognition technology - a true game-changer in the handheld device market.

NovoSpeech received notice that its "quantum search" application has been allowed by the USPTO. This innovative application solves the problem of memory and computational resources on handheld devices. In large-vocabulary speech recognition implementations, "translating" a spoken utterance to text requires a great deal of memory and computational resources. This does not pose a problem on a computer or on a server. On handheld devices, however, both memory and computational resources are far more limited.

NovoSpeech has adapted a quantum computing search algorithm specifically for speech recognition searches.  The recently granted quantum search patent protects NovoSpeech's innovation. The company has demonstrated that its algorithm reduces by orders of magnitude the complexity of the search in the linguistic model, facilitating searches through very large vocabulary speech recognition implementations even on handheld devices.

Tina Ornstein, CEO of NovoSpeech: "The accelerated manner in which all of our patent claims were deemed innovative, inventive, and industrially applicable shows that we are pioneers in the quest to provide very large vocabulary speech recognition that runs on platforms with memory/computation constraints." NovoSpeech already has several agreements with industry partners, and Ornstein adds, "We are currently seeking additional strategic partners to share in the development of our next-generation product, a quantum speech recognition decoder that will revolutionize embedded speech recognition."

Steve Rhodes, Chairman and CEO of Trendlines, adds: "This is another significant milestone for NovoSpeech and furthers their mission to transform speech recognition. As the mobile device becomes an integral part of our lives, the ability to provide quality automatic speech recognition in different surroundings, across languages and accents, will become a competitive factor for anyone in this market."

An Israel-based company, NovoSpeech is dedicated to developing a cutting-edge speech recognition engine that provides highly robust, large-vocabulary speech recognition entirely on-device - without the need to connect to the cloud -- as required by current leading speech recognition solutions for mobile devices. NovoSpeech provides a consistently superior user experience even in noisy environments or with diverse speaker accents.

SOURCE: NovoSpeech

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