A system and method for detecting end of speech utterance for safe interruption using audio and video processing software or application is disclosed. The system includes hardware that determines the speaker’s intonation in real time or with minimal delay and displays this visually on a screen along with a transcript of the speech delivered by the speaker. The speaker’s intonation and end of speech could be identified in the system display in realtime as rising and falling of pitch at the end of speech. The system and method could be implemented as a module of any video call or conference facility. The system will provide significant help to people with hearing difficulties so that they participate efficiently in meetings. The method could be implemented in real time without any delays since it could be located in a user's device.
Kanevsky, Dimitri and Lyon, Richard, ""SYSTEM FOR DETECTING END OF SPEECH UTTERANCE FOR SAFE INTERRUPTION"", Technical Disclosure Commons, (September 06, 2016)