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Tuomo J Raitio, Kishore Sunkeswari Prahallad, Alistair D Conkie, Ladan Golipour, David A Winarsky: Unit-selection text-to-speech synthesis based on predicted concatenation parameters. Apple, Dentons US, April 3, 2018: US09934775 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems and processes for performing unit-selection text-to-speech synthesis are provided. In an example process, text to be converted to speech is received. The text is represented as a sequence of target units. A plurality of candidate speech segments corresponding to the sequence of target units ...


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Tuomo J Raitio, Melvyn J Hunt, Hywel B Richards, Madhusudan Chinthakunta: Digital assistant providing whispered speech. Apple, Dentons US, January 29, 2019: US10192552

Systems and processes for detecting and/or providing a whispered speech response are provided. In one example process, speech is received from a user, and based on the speech input, determined that a whispered speech response is to be provided. Upon determining that a whispered speech response is to ...