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Nobuyuki Katae: Speech synthesis system. Fujitsu, Staas & Halsey, November 28, 2006: US07143038 (91 worldwide citation)

A speech synthesizing system producing a speech of an improved quality of voice by selecting a combination of speech segment most suitable for a synthesis speech unit sequence. The speech synthesizing system comprises a speech segment storage section where speech segment is stored, a speech segment ...


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Nobuyuki Katae, Kentaro Murase: Synthetic speech text-input device and program. Fujitsu, Fujitsu Patent Center, August 6, 2013: US08504368 (4 worldwide citation)

A synthetic speech text-input device is provided that allows a user to intuitively know an amount of an input text that can be fit in a desired duration. A synthetic speech text-input device 1 includes: an input unit that receives a set duration in which a speech to be synthesized is to be fit, and ...


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Kentaro Murase, Nobuyuki Katae: Prosody modification device, prosody modification method, and recording medium storing prosody modification program. Fujitsu, Greer Burns & Crain, April 30, 2013: US08433573 (1 worldwide citation)

A prosody modification device includes: a real voice prosody input part that receives real voice prosody information extracted from an utterance of a human; a regular prosody generating part that generates regular prosody information having a regular phoneme boundary that determines a boundary betwe ...


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Hitoshi Sasaki, Yasushi Yamazaki, Yasuji Ota, Kaori Endo, Nobuyuki Katae, Kazuhiro Watanabe: Word or collocation emphasizing voice synthesizer. Fujitsu, Katten Muchin Rosenman, November 18, 2008: US07454345 (1 worldwide citation)

A voice synthesizer, which obtains a voice by emphasizing a specific part of a sentence, includes an emphasis degree deciding unit that extracts a word or a collocation to be emphasized from among respective words or respective collocations on the basis of an extracting reference with respect to the ...


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Guo Qing, Nobuyuki Katae: Chinese prosodic words forming method and apparatus. Fujitsu, Staas & Halsey, March 5, 2013: US08392191 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus of forming Chinese prosodic words, which method comprises the steps of inputting Chinese text; performing process of word segmentation and part of speech annotation for the input Chinese text to generate an initial prosodic word sequence; inserti ...


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Nobuyuki Katae: Generation apparatus and method. Fujitsu, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, September 19, 2017: US09767193

A generation apparatus that generates a contracted sentence in which one part of a plurality of words included in a sentence is removed, the generation apparatus includes a memory configured to store a first index for determining whether two words are left as a pair in the contracted sentence, for e ...


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Nobuyuki Katae: Voice input and output database search method and device. Fujitsu, Fujitsu Patent Center, July 31, 2018: US10037379

A voice input and output database search method that includes: extracting at least one candidate keyword represented by a word or phrase from text information included in a search result; memorizing the extracted candidate keyword and a search state including the search result from which the candida ...


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Nobuyuki Katae: Pronunciation specifying apparatus, pronunciation specifying method and recording medium. Fujitsu, Armstrong Kratz Quintos Hanson & Brooks, October 26, 2006: US20060241936-A1

Plural words which partially match the accepted character string data are extracted from a words dictionary. When the numeric character string contained in the accepted character string data has a numeric character string portion for which a partially matching word can not be extracted, a similar wo ...


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Guo Qing, Nobuyuki Katae: Chinese prosodic words forming method and apparatus. Fujitsu, Staas & Halsey, June 19, 2008: US20080147405-A1

The present invention provides a method and apparatus of forming Chinese prosodic words, which method comprises the steps of inputting Chinese text; performing process of word segmentation and part of speech annotation for the input Chinese text to generate an initial prosodic word sequence; inserti ...


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Kentaro Murase, Nobuyuki Katae: Prosody modification device, prosody modification method, and recording medium storing prosody modification program. Fujitsu, Greer Burns & Crain, September 25, 2008: US20080235025-A1

A prosody modification device includes: a real voice prosody input part that receives real voice prosody information extracted from an utterance of a human; a regular prosody generating part that generates regular prosody information having a regular phoneme boundary that determines a boundary betwe ...