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Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent) that is familiar to a user. The algorithms may be implemented on a system including several dedicated render engines. The system may be part of a back end coupled to a front end including storage for media assets and associated synthesized speech, and a request processor for receiving and processing requests that result in providing the synthesized speech. The front end may communicate media assets and associated synthesized speech content over a network to host devices coupled to portable electronic devices on which the media assets and synthesized speech are played back.

Title
Systems and methods for text normalization for text to speech synthesis
Application Number
12/240449
Publication Number
8355919 (B2)
Application Date
September 29, 2008
Publication Date
January 15, 2013
Inventor
Kevin Lenzo
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Jerome Bellegarda
Saratoga
CA, US
Devang Naik
San Jose
CA, US
Kim Silverman
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G10L 13/08
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