07869999 is referenced by 87 patents and cites 35 patents.

A system and method for generating synthetic speech, which operates in a computer implemented Text-To-Speech system. The system comprises at least a speaker database that has been previously created from user recordings, a Front-End system to receive an input text and a Text-To-Speech engine. The Front-End system generates multiple phonetic transcriptions for each word of the input text, and the TTS engine uses a cost function to select which phonetic transcription is the more appropriate for searching the speech segments within the speaker database to be concatenated and synthesized.

Title
Systems and methods for selecting from multiple phonectic transcriptions for text-to-speech synthesis
Application Number
11/200808
Publication Number
7869999 (B2)
Application Date
August 10, 2005
Publication Date
January 11, 2011
Inventor
Claire Waast Richard
Vélizy-Villacoublay
FR
Stephane Revelin
Saint Mande
FR
Hubert Crepy
Boulogne
FR
Christel Amato
Bazainville
FR
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
Nuance Communications
MA, US
IPC
G10L 13/08
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