Thursday, April 11, 2013

Google to Use Accent Information While Processing Voice Queries

Google has been granted a patent that will help to unveil the likes and tastes of people with similar voice accent like Spanish, English, Hindi, French etc. and present search results based on the voice input gathered using voice queries and then comparing it with accent data stored across their servers to determine the most relevant results for presenting it before the user. This technology is a little more useful than Automated Search Recognition which treats voice as noise and eliminates it altogether. But, recognizing voice accents while processing voice queries can be a great signal to present the user with filtered results based on the accent of the user. This is what is known as "Accent Influenced Search Results"

"Specifically, data identifying an accent of the voice query is provided to a search engine along with transcribed query terms, and the search engine returns ranked search engine results that satisfy the voice query, and that are tailored to based on that accent. "

Full Patent information can be viewed here:- 

Accent-influenced search results 
Inventors:Hayes; Barry (Palo Alto, CA)

Hayes; Barry

Palo Alto


Assignee:Google Inc. (Mountain View, CA) 
Appl. No.:12/860,069
Filed:August 20, 2010

Recommended Reading:- The Noise Becomes the Signal - Voice Queries and Accent Scores

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