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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: Feedback residue compression for digital speech systems. TRW, Daniel T Anderson, Edwin A Oser, Jerry A Dinardo, August 3, 1976: US03973081 (47 worldwide citation)

A digital speech compression system uses a predictive feedback loop. The digital speech signals are compressed within the feedback loop for reducing the transmitter bandwidth. The system comprises a first adder into which the digital signal is fed followed by a quantizer and a compression logic. 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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Sandra E Hutchins: Method and device for determining articulation parameter from sound data. Emerson &Amp Stahn Assoc, May 14, 1992: JP1992-140799

PURPOSE: To improve reliability by determining an articulation parameter based upon plural voice phoneme sorts including plural voice phonemes, digital sound data, the energy level of the digital sound data, and the intensity change of data energy. CONSTITUTION: The determination of an articulation ...