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Kathleen M Goudie: constructed syllable pitch patterns from phonological linguistic unit string data. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, N Rhys Merrett, Melvin Sharp, January 10, 1989: US04797930 (107 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an artificial pitch contour to phonological linguistic phoneme unit string data. In the event that the phonological linguistic string data includes some information on intonation contour, such as primary accent, secondary accents and rising or falling intonation mode d ...


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Kun Shan Lin, Kathleen M Goudie: Low data rate speech encoding employing syllable duration patterns. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, N Rhys Merrett, Melvin Sharp, January 17, 1989: US04799261 (38 worldwide citation)

Speech is analyzed for phonological linguistic units (phonemes or allophones), along with their duration pattern and pitch pattern contour as a group or string of a syllable. The patterns are encoded as the best-match pattern in a set of prestored standard patterns. This data is transmitted to a syn ...


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Kun Shan Lin, Kathleen M Goudie, Gene A Frantz: Text-to-speech synthesis system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, N Rhys Merrett, Melvin Sharp, August 4, 1987: US04685135 (33 worldwide citation)

A text-to-speech synthesis system receives digital code representative of characters from a local or remote source, and converts those character codes into speech. A set of allophone rules is contained in a memory and each incoming character set is matched with the proper character set to describe t ...


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Kathleen M Goudie: Speaking apparatus having differing speech modes for word and phrase synthesis. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, N Rhys Merrett, Mel Sharp, September 22, 1987: US04695962 (27 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a conversion between a speech mode in which each word is clearly enunciated as if spoken in isolation and in which a phrase is spoken as a whole taking into account the influence of adjacent words. In the phrase mode, word ending final phonological linguistic units are ...


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Kathleen M Goudie: Syllable boundary recognition from phonological linguistic unit string data. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, N Rhys Merrett, Mel Sharp, September 22, 1987: US04696042 (21 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides syllable boundaries from a string of phonological linguistic unit indicia and word boundary data. The syllable boundary recognizer places a syllable boundary either at the next following word boundary or prior to the second vowel phonological linguistic unit indicia fo ...


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Kun Shan Lin, Kathleen M Goudie, Gene A Frantz: Speech producing system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, August 9, 1983: US04398059 (19 worldwide citation)

An electronic, speech producing system receives allophonic codes and produces speech-like sounds corresponding to these codes, through a loud speaker. A micro-controller controls the retrieval, from a read-only memory, of digital signals representative of individual allophone parameters. The address ...