US Patent No: 7,698,131

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Speech recognition system for client devices having differing computing capabilities

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A speech-enabled internet based computing system includes a configurable speech recognition engine which allows support for client devices having differing computing capabilities. Natural language operations can also be supported as desired.

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NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.ARMONK, NY1617

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Bennett, Ian M Palo Alto, CA 56 2493

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