07054815 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 14 patents.

A speech synthesizing apparatus extracts small speech segments from a speech waveform as a prosody control target and adds inhibition information for inhibiting a predetermined prosody change process to a selected small speech segment in executing prosody control. Prosody control is performed by performing a predetermined prosody change process by using small speech segments of the extracted small speech segments other than small speech segments to which inhibition information is added. This makes it possible to prevent a deterioration in synthesized speech due to waveform editing operation.

Title
Speech synthesizing method and apparatus using prosody control
Application Number
9/818886
Publication Number
7054815 (B2)
Application Date
March 27, 2001
Publication Date
May 30, 2006
Inventor
Yasuhiro Komori
Kanagawa
JP
Masayuki Yamada
Kanagawa
JP
Agent
Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
G10L 13/00
View Original Source