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1. (US20160093316) Management, replacement and removal of explicit lyrics during audio playback

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14502622 Application Date: 30.09.2014
Publication Number: 20160093316 Publication Date: 31.03.2016
Grant Number: 09767827 Grant Date: 19.09.2017
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
G10L 21/00
G10L 25/48
H04L 29/06
G PHYSICS
10
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
L
SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
21
Processing of the speech or voice signal to produce another audible or non-audible signal, e.g. visual or tactile, in order to modify its quality or its intelligibility
G PHYSICS
10
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
L
SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
25
Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups G10L15/-G10L21/129
48
specially adapted for particular use
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29
Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02
Communication control; Communication processing
06
characterised by a protocol
Applicants: Apple Inc.
Inventors: Baptiste P. Paquier
Anthony J. Guetta
Aram M. Lindahl
Eric A. Allamanche
Agents: Robert C. Kowert
Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Management, replacement and removal of explicit lyrics during audio playback
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(EN)

Unwanted audio, such as explicit language, may be removed during audio playback. An audio player may identify and remove unwanted audio while playing an audio stream. Unwanted audio may be replaced with alternate audio, such as non-explicit lyrics, a “beep”, or silence. Metadata may be used to describe the location of unwanted audio within an audio stream to enable the removal or replacement of the unwanted audio with alternate audio. An audio player may switch between clean and explicit versions of a recording based on the locations described in the metadata. The metadata, as well as both the clean and explicit versions of the audio data, may be part of a single audio file, or the metadata may be separate from the audio data. Additionally, real-time recognition analysis may be used to identify unwanted audio during audio playback.