JP2003069693A - Communication apparatus - Google Patents

Communication apparatus

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JP2003069693A
JP2003069693A JP2001254336A JP2001254336A JP2003069693A JP 2003069693 A JP2003069693 A JP 2003069693A JP 2001254336 A JP2001254336 A JP 2001254336A JP 2001254336 A JP2001254336 A JP 2001254336A JP 2003069693 A JP2003069693 A JP 2003069693A
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Hiroki Shimomura
広樹 下村
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Matsushita Electric Ind Co Ltd
松下電器産業株式会社
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(57) [Summary] [PROBLEMS] To provide a communication device that can provide additional information that is effective for a user using an effective language and voice, thereby improving the convenience of the device. And SOLUTION: A line interface unit 2 connected to a communication line 1 and performing transmission / reception processing, and caller information for detecting caller information including at least a caller number transmitted from the communication line when receiving an incoming call from the communication line 1 A detection unit 3; a region information detection unit 4 for detecting a country code and a region code of a caller from the caller information; and a character code and voice information of the country and region corresponding to the country code and the region code. A region number correspondence table storage unit 5 for storing a region number correspondence table stored in association with a number, a character / speech conversion unit 6 for converting character information into speech information, and a speech / speech information converted by the character / speech conversion unit. And an audio signal output section 7 for outputting as audio.

Description

Detailed Description of the Invention

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a communication device that uses sender information to provide information to a user.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing a conventional communication device using sender information.

In FIG. 9, reference numeral 25 is a communication line, 26 is a line interface unit connected to the communication line for performing transmission / reception processing, and 27 is at least the caller number transmitted from the communication line 25 when the communication line 25 receives an incoming call. A sender information detection unit for detecting the sender information including 28 is a character display unit for displaying the character information obtained by converting the sender information.

In the communication device thus constructed, the incoming signal from the communication line 25 is processed by the line interface unit 26, and the sender information is detected by the sender information detecting unit 27 from the processed signal. The detected caller information is simply converted into character information and provided to the user. For example, the caller name, the caller ID, the telephone number, etc. included in the caller information are simply converted into character information, and the character display unit 28 is used to provide the caller information to the user.

[0005]

However, in the above-mentioned conventional communication device, the caller name, caller ID, telephone number, etc. included in the caller information are simply converted into character information and displayed. It has a problem that it is not convenient for the user.

This communication device has an area number correspondence table in which character information of countries and areas and voice information are stored in association with detected country codes and detected area numbers.
It is required to improve the convenience by providing the additional information effective for the user by using the effective language and voice.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a communication device which can provide additional information effective for a user by using an effective language and voice, thereby improving the convenience of the device. .

[0008]

In order to solve this problem, a communication device of the present invention is connected to a communication line, and a line interface section for performing transmission / reception processing and a transmission from the communication line when receiving an incoming call from the communication line. A sender information detector that detects sender information including at least the sender number, a region information detector that detects the country code and area code of the sender from the sender information, and a country corresponding to the country code and area code. A region number correspondence table storage unit that stores a region number correspondence table that stores the character information and voice information of the region in association with the country code and the region number; and a character-to-speech conversion unit that converts the character information into voice information. And a voice signal output unit that outputs the voice information converted by the character voice converter as voice.

As a result, it is possible to provide the communication device which can provide the additional information effective for the user by using the effective language and the voice, thereby improving the convenience of the device.

[0010]

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS A communication device according to claim 1 of the present invention is a line interface unit which is connected to a communication line and performs transmission / reception processing, and at least an outgoing call transmitted from the communication line when an incoming call is made from the communication line. The sender information detection unit that detects the sender information including the sender code, the area information detection unit that detects the sender country code and area code from the sender information, and the country and area corresponding to the country code and area code. A region number correspondence table storage unit that stores a region number correspondence table that stores character information and voice information in association with a country code and a region number, and a character voice conversion unit that converts the character information into voice information.
The audio signal output unit outputs the audio information converted by the character-to-speech conversion unit as a sound.

With this configuration, when the sender information is detected from the signal obtained by processing the incoming signal from the communication line, the country code and the area code are included in the sender information. When the corresponding valid character information and language used are stored in the region number correspondence table, the character-to-speech converter converts the stored character information into voice information of a specific language and outputs the voice information as voice. Therefore, it is possible to provide the additional information effective for the user stored in the area code correspondence table by using the effective language and voice, which can improve the convenience of the device. Have.

The communication device according to a second aspect is the communication device according to the first aspect, in which caller information such as a caller name corresponding to a caller number or a group to which the caller belongs is associated with the caller number. The caller information table storage unit for storing the caller information table stored in memory is provided.

With this configuration, when the valid character information corresponding to the detected caller number is stored in the caller information table, the valid character information corresponding to the caller number stored in the caller information table is used. Since the information can be converted to voice information in a valid language and output as voice,
The additional information stored in the sender information table that is effective for the user can be provided using an effective language and voice, which has the effect of increasing the convenience of the device.

FIG. 1 shows an embodiment of the present invention.
~ It demonstrates using FIG.

(Embodiment 1) FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a communication apparatus according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention.

In FIG. 1, 1 is a communication line, 2 is a line interface unit which is connected to the communication line 1 and performs transmission / reception processing, 3 is a sender information detecting unit for detecting sender information,
Reference numeral 4 denotes a region information detection unit that detects the country code and region code of the sender, and 5 stores the character information and voice information of the country and region corresponding to the country code and region code in association with the country code and region code. The area number correspondence table storage unit that stores the area number correspondence table, 6 is a character-to-speech conversion unit that converts character information into voice information, and 7 is a voice signal output unit that outputs the voice information converted by the character-speech conversion unit as voice. is there.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram showing the communication device of FIG. 1 in concrete form.

In FIG. 2, 8 is a communication line, 9 is a line interface circuit for processing incoming calls from the communication line 8,
Reference numeral 10 is a sender information detection circuit for detecting sender information, 11
Is a central processing unit (CP) that controls the entire communication device.
U), 12 is a read-only memory (ROM) which stores a country / region detection program 14, a used language determination program 15, and a country / region number correspondence table 16, and a user 13 sets a usage method in advance. User setting information 17
Read-write memory (RAM) that stores
8 is a character-to-speech conversion circuit for converting character information into voice information,
Reference numeral 19 is an audio power amplifier that amplifies an audio signal so that the speaker 20 can be driven.

The correspondence between FIG. 2 and FIG. 1 will now be described. The communication line 8, line interface circuit 9, and caller information detection circuit 10 in FIG. 2 correspond to the communication line 1, line interface unit 2, and caller information detection unit 3 in FIG.
The CPU 11 includes a ROM 12 and a RAM in the area information detection unit 4.
13 is a region number correspondence table storage unit 5, a character-speech conversion circuit 18 is a character-speech conversion unit 6, and a sound power amplifier
The speaker 20 corresponds to the audio signal output unit 7.

FIG. 3 is a conceptual diagram showing the concept of the country / region number correspondence table 16. In FIG. 3, the identification number "0
It can be identified that “0” is overseas, “0” is outside the same area, and none is inside the same area. The numeral following this identification number represents a country code after 00, and the actual country name, standard language, and bilingual character string example are stored in the next column. After "0", it indicates the region in Japan, and the next column stores the actual region name, standard language (Japanese), and bilingual character string example. RO
The M12 and the RAM 13 can function in the same way even if they are externally attached in addition to those built in the CPU 11.

With respect to the communication device configured as described above,
The operation will be described with reference to FIG.

FIG. 4 is a flow chart showing the operation of the communication device of FIGS.

In FIG. 4, first, the incoming signal from the communication line 8 is processed by the line interface circuit 9 (S1), and the sender information detecting circuit 10 detects the sender information from the incoming signal (S2). The sender information is sent to the CPU 11, which in turn stores the country stored in the ROM 12,
The area detection program 14 is used to extract the area code of the sender from the sender information. If the caller area code starts with a number other than "0", it is an incoming call from the same area. If it is "0 + number", it is an incoming call from a country other than the applicable area, "00".
If "0" is repeated twice like this, it is recognized as an incoming call from overseas, and the numbers after "0" and "00" are recognized as a regional code and a country code, respectively. For example, if "3" comes after "0", it can be recognized as the Tokyo area, and "6"
If it comes, it is recognized that it is the Osaka area, and "1" follows "00".
If it comes, it is recognized as the United States, and if "33" and "34" come, the regions are France and Spain, respectively.
The country can be recognized (S3).

Next, the CPU 11 uses the used language determination program 15 stored in the ROM 12, and uses the RAM 13
If there is the user setting information 17 stored in (4), this is also used to determine the language to be used (S4). For example, when the country / region code detection program 14 recognizes that the incoming call is from the United States, and the user setting information is “Use incoming English from the United States”, the used language determination program sets the used language to “English. , And the user setting information is “Use Japanese for incoming calls from the US”,
The used language determination program determines the used language as "Japanese". When the language to be used is determined, the CPU 11 sets the ROM
A necessary character string is extracted from the country / region number correspondence table 16 in 12 and combined with the sender information to form a character string. For example, if the language of use is Japanese, create a character string (message) of "I'm calling from OO in the United States, the number is XX", and if the language of use is English, "Call for for from from ○○. Amer
ica, terephonenumber is ×
A character string "x" is created (S5). The created character string is sent to the character / speech conversion circuit 18 and converted into speech. Here, ○○ means that the name data input from the telephone line is read aloud. For example, when the name data “Michael” is input, the country of the telephone number of the caller input from the communication line 1 If the number is the United States, it is pronounced "Michael" by referring to the area number correspondence table 5, and if the country code is France, it is read "Michel". In addition, if the region number is a region number that mainly uses English, such as Canada, it is pronounced as "Michael", and if it is a region number that mainly uses French, "Michelle" is pronounced. (S6). The created voice is amplified by the voice power amplifier section 19 and output from the speaker 20 (S7).

As described above, according to the present embodiment, the line interface unit 2 connected to the communication line 1 for performing transmission / reception processing, and at least the caller transmitted from the communication line 1 when receiving an incoming call from the communication line 1. A caller information detection unit 3 that detects caller information including a number, a region information detection unit 4 that detects the country code and region code of the sender from the caller information, and a country and region corresponding to the country code and region code. An area number correspondence table storage unit 5 for storing an area number correspondence table in which the character information and the voice information of [1] are stored in association with a country code and a region code, and a character-to-speech conversion unit 6 for converting the character information into voice information. By including the voice signal output unit 7 that outputs the voice information converted by the character-to-voice converter 6 as voice,
When the sender information is detected from the signal obtained by processing the incoming signal from the communication line 1, the country code and the area code are included in the sender information, and valid character information corresponding to the country and the area. If the language and used language are stored in the region number correspondence table, the stored character information can be converted into voice information in a specific language by the character-to-speech converter, and the voice information can be output as voice. It is possible to provide the additional information, which is stored in the number correspondence table and is effective for the user, by using the effective language and voice, and thus the convenience of the device can be improved.

(Second Embodiment) FIG. 5 is a block diagram showing a communication apparatus according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

In FIG. 5, the communication line 1, the line interface unit 2, the caller information detection unit 3, the character-speech conversion unit 6, and the voice signal output unit 7 are the same as those in FIG. Is omitted. Reference numeral 21 is a person identifying unit that identifies the name of the caller, and reference numeral 22 is a person information table storage unit that stores a person information table in which a telephone number and a caller name are registered in advance.

FIG. 6 is a block diagram showing the communication device of FIG. 5 in concrete form.

In FIG. 6, a communication line 8, a line interface circuit 9, a caller information detection circuit 10, a CPU 1
1, ROM 12, RAM 13, character-speech conversion circuit 18,
The audio power amplifier 19 and the speaker 20 are the same as those in FIG. 2, and the same reference numerals are given and the description thereof is omitted. 23 is a sender identification program stored in the ROM 12, 2
Reference numeral 4 is a sender information table stored in the RAM 13. The sender information is entered in advance in the sender information table 24 by the user. In the present embodiment, the RAM 13 is a sender information table storage unit that stores the sender information table 24.

Here, the correspondence between FIG. 6 and FIG. 5 will be described. The communication line 8, line interface circuit 9, and caller information detection circuit 10 in FIG. 6 correspond to the communication line 1, line interface unit 2, and caller information detection unit 3 in FIG.
The CPU 11 includes a person identifying unit 21, a ROM 12 and a RAM 1
3 corresponds to the person-by-person information table storage unit 22, the character / speech conversion circuit 18 corresponds to the character / speech conversion unit 6, and the sound power amplifier 19 and the speaker 20 correspond to the sound signal output unit 7.

FIG. 7 is a conceptual diagram showing the concept of the sender information table 24. The sender information table 24 stores telephone numbers and character string examples of belonging / posts corresponding to names.

Regarding the communication device configured as described above,
The operation will be described with reference to FIG.

FIG. 8 is a flow chart showing the operation of the communication device of FIGS.

In FIG. 8, first, an incoming signal from the communication line 8 is processed by the line interface circuit 9 (S11), and the sender information detecting circuit 10 detects the sender information from the incoming signal (S12). The detected caller information is sent to the CPU 11, and the CPU 11 uses the caller identification program 23 stored in the ROM 12 to recognize the caller name or caller number in the caller information, and thus the caller The sender is specified from the information (S13), and it is determined whether the sender is in the sender information table 24. If there is, the additional information is taken out from the sender information table 24. S14). If the sender information is in the sender information table 24, the message looks like "Call from Mr. Suzuki of XX Co., Ltd. Branch". If not, "Call from Mr. Suzuki. The phone number is 0123345678. "(S1
5). The created character string message is sent to the character / speech conversion circuit 18 and converted into speech information. As a matter of course, the converted voice information becomes voice information of appropriate pronunciation corresponding to the country code and the area code when the pronunciation is different depending on the country code and the area code as described in the first embodiment (S16). ). At this time, the country / region number correspondence table 16 of FIG. 2 is used. The created voice information is amplified by the voice power amplifier section 19 and output as voice from the speaker 20 (S17).

As described above, according to the present embodiment, the sender information such as the sender name corresponding to the sender number and the sender information such as the organization to which the sender belongs is stored in association with the sender number. Since the RAM 13 for storing the table 24 is provided, when valid character information corresponding to the detected caller number is stored in the caller information table, the caller number stored in the caller information table is used. Since the corresponding valid character information can be converted into voice information in a valid language and output as voice, additional information valid for the user stored in the caller information table can be used in a valid language and voice. It can be provided as a result, which can enhance the convenience of the device.

[0036]

As described above, according to the communication device of the first aspect of the present invention, the line interface unit connected to the communication line for performing transmission / reception processing, and the communication line when receiving an incoming call from the communication line. Corresponding to the country code and area code, and the sender information detection section that detects the sender information including at least the sender number sent, the area information detection section that detects the country code and area code of the sender from the sender information A region number correspondence table storage unit that stores a region number correspondence table that stores character information and voice information of a country and a region in association with a country code and a region code, and a character-to-speech conversion that converts the character information into voice information. Section and a voice signal output section for outputting the voice information converted by the character-to-speech conversion section as voice, the caller information is detected from the signal obtained by processing the incoming signal from the communication line. When the caller information contains a country code and area code, and valid character information and language used for that country and area are stored in the area code correspondence table, The character-to-speech conversion unit can convert the stored character information into voice information of a specific language and output the voice information as a voice, so that the additional information effective for the user stored in the area number correspondence table is effective. It can be provided using language and voice, which has the advantageous effect of increasing the convenience of the device.

According to the communication device of claim 2, in the communication device of claim 1, the sender information such as the sender name corresponding to the sender number and the organization to which the sender belongs is sent to the sender number. By providing the caller information table storage unit that stores the caller information table stored in association with, if valid character information corresponding to the detected caller number is stored in the caller information table, , The valid character information corresponding to the caller number stored in the caller information table can be converted into voice information in a valid language and output as voice, so the use stored in the caller information table It is possible to provide the additional information that is effective for the person by using the effective language and voice, and thus, the advantageous effect that the convenience of the device can be enhanced is obtained.

[Brief description of drawings]

FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a communication device according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram showing the communication device of FIG. 1 in concrete form.

FIG. 3 is a conceptual diagram showing the concept of a country / region number correspondence table.

FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing the operation of the communication device of FIGS. 1 and 2.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram showing a communication device according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a block diagram showing the communication device of FIG. 5 in concrete form.

FIG. 7 is a conceptual diagram showing the concept of a sender information table.

FIG. 8 is a flowchart showing the operation of the communication device shown in FIGS.

FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing a conventional communication device using sender information.

[Explanation of symbols]

1,8 communication line 2 line interface section 3 Caller information detector 4 Area information detector 5 Area number correspondence table storage 6-character voice converter 7 Audio signal output section 9 line interface circuit 10 Caller information detection circuit 11 Central processing unit (CPU) 12 Read-only memory (ROM) 13 Read / write memory (RAM) at any time 14 countries and regions detection program 15 Language decision program 16 country / region number correspondence table 17 User setting information 18-character voice conversion circuit 19 Voice power amplifier 20 speakers 21 Person Identification Section 22 Person information table storage 23 Caller identification program 24 Caller information table

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[Claims]
1. A line interface unit connected to a communication line for performing transmission / reception processing, and caller information for detecting caller information including at least a caller number transmitted from the communication line when an incoming call is received from the communication line. A detection unit, a region information detection unit that detects the country code and region code of the sender from the sender information, and character information and voice information of the country and region corresponding to the country code and region code and the country code. A region number correspondence table storage unit that stores a region number correspondence table stored in association with a region number, a character-speech conversion unit that converts character information into voice information, and voice information that is converted by the character-speech conversion unit. A communication device, comprising: an audio signal output unit for outputting as audio.
2. A caller information table for storing a caller information table in which caller information corresponding to the caller number and caller information of a group to which the caller belongs are stored in association with the caller number. The communication device according to claim 1, further comprising a storage unit.
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