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Sandra E Hutchins: Method and apparatus for speech synthesis based on prosodic analysis. Emerson & Stern Associates, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, January 24, 1995: US05384893 (244 worldwide citation)

A system for synthesizing a speech signal from strings of words, which are themselves strings of characters, includes a memory in which predetermined syntax tags are stored in association with entered words and phonetic transcriptions are stored in association with the syntax tags. A parser accesses ...


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Sandra E Hutchins: System and method for natural language parsing by initiating processing prior to entry of complete sentences. Emerson & Stern Associates, Kirkland & Ellis, February 19, 1991: US04994966 (147 worldwide citation)

A system and method for parsing natural language is provided. The system comprises a plurality of computer program code modules which address a plurality of predetermined lookup tables. Strings of characters, such as words, assigned one or more syntactical tags identifying the grammatical roles the ...


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Sandra E Hutchins: Method and apparatus for speech recognition based on subsyllable spellings. Emerson & Stern Associates, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, May 4, 1993: US05208897 (39 worldwide citation)

In a digital computer, a method for speech recognition includes steps of sampling a speaker's speech and providing speech data sample segments of predetermined length at predetermined sampling intervals based on changes in energy in the speech. Cohesive speech segments, which correspond to intervals ...


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Sandra E Hutchins: Method and apparatus for determining articulatory parameters from speech data. Emerson & Stern Associates, Kirkland & Ellis, December 25, 1990: US04980917 (38 worldwide citation)

A system and method for determining from continuous speech, the instantaneous values of a set of articulatory parameters. The continuous speech data is a sequence of spectral profiles obtained by spectrally sampling continuous speech. The spectral samples are presented in sequence to a plurality of ...


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Sandra E Hutchins: Method and apparatus for speech recognition based on subsyllable spellings. Emerson & Stern Associates, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, June 22, 1993: US05222188 (4 worldwide citation)

In a digital computer, there is provided a method of recognizing speech, comprising the steps of: entering a cohesive speech segment; determining gross acoustic attributes of the entered segment; determining fine acoustic attributes of the entered segment; assigning at least one subsyllable to the e ...


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Hutchins Sandra E: Methode et appareil pour determiner les parametres articulatoires a partir de donnees vocales, Method and apparatus for determining articulatory parameters from speech data. Emerson & Stern Associates, RIDOUT & MAYBEE, May 5, 1992: CA1300267

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING ARTICULATORY PARAMETERS FROM SPEECH DATA Abstract of the Disclosure A system and method for determining from continuous speech, the instantaneous values of a set of articulatory parameters. The continuous speech data is a sequence of spectral profiles obtained by ...


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Hutchins Sandra E: Method and apparatus for speech recognition. Emerson & Stern Associates, SAVAGE Michael G, March 5, 1992: WO/1992/003819

In a digital computer, there is provided a method of recognizing speech, comprising the steps of: entering a cohesive speech segment (12); determining gross acoustic attributes of the entered segment (16); determining fine acoustic attributes of the entered segment (16); assigning at least one subsy ...


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Hutchins Sandra E: Method and apparatus for speech synthesis. Emerson & Stern Associates, SAVAGE Michael G, March 31, 1994: WO/1994/007238

A system for synthesizing a speech signal from strings of words (1005) includes a memory (1010) in which predetermined syntax tags are stored in association with entered words and phonetic transcriptions are stored in association with the syntax tags. A parser (1040) accesses the memory and groups t ...


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Hutchins Sandra: Natural language parsing software system. Emerson & Stern Associates, SAVAGE Michael G, October 5, 1989: WO/1989/009455

A system and method for parsing natural languages is provided. The system comprises a plurality of computer program code modules (10, 40, 80) which address a plurality of predetermined lookup tables (20, 50, 90). Strings of characters, such as words, assigned one or more syntactical tags identifying ...