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1. (WO2018160503) AUTOMATED REAL TIME INTERPRETER SERVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160503    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/019797
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 28 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G10L 15/26
H04M 3/493
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: KOUL, Anirudh
KASAM, Meher
JOHNSTON, Michael
MACHANAVAJHALA, Swetha
HALPER, Elizabeth
Title: AUTOMATED REAL TIME INTERPRETER SERVICE
Abstract:
Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods that aid users with hearing and/or speech impediments to have a conversation with a remote phone number without human assistance. In one aspect, an application residing on a user's device, such as a smartphone, tablet computer, laptop, etc., may be used to initiate a phone call to a recipient. Upon initiating the phone call locally, a service residing on the server may receive a request to initiate a connection to the recipient. Once the recipient answers, the user may converse with the recipient by providing text input to their local app. The text input may be transmitted to the service. The service may use a text to speech converter to translate the received text to speech that can be delivered to the recipient.