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
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.
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