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Yasuo Okutani, Yasuhiro Komori: Synthesis unit selection apparatus and method, and storage medium. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, December 27, 2005: US06980955 (147 worldwide citation)

Input text data undergoes language analysis to generate prosody, and a speech database is searched for a synthesis unit on the basis of the prosody. A modification distortion of the found synthesis unit, and concatenation distortions upon connecting that synthesis unit to those in the preceding phon ...


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Yasuo Okutani, Yasuhiro Komori: Synthesis unit selection apparatus and method, and storage medium. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 2, 2006: US07039588 (92 worldwide citation)

Input text data undergoes language analysis to generate prosody, and a speech database is searched for a synthesis unit on the basis of the prosody. A modification distortion of the found synthesis unit, and concatenation distortions upon connecting that synthesis unit to those in the preceding phon ...


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Tetsuo Kosaka, Yasuhiro Komori: Single distribution and mixed distribution model conversion in speech recognition method, apparatus, and computer readable medium. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, July 24, 2001: US06266636 (55 worldwide citation)

A process for removing additive noise due to the influence of ambient circumstances in a real-time manner in order to improve the precision of speech recognition which is performed in a real-time manner includes a converting process for converting a selected speech model distribution into a represen ...


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Yasuhiro Komori, Yasunori Ohora: State transition model design method and voice recognition method and apparatus using same. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, September 22, 1998: US05812975 (43 worldwide citation)

A method of designing a state transition model capable of high speed voice recognition and a voice recognition method and apparatus using the state transition model is provided. The methods provide a state transition model in which a state shared structure of the state transition model is designed. ...


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Masayuki Yamada, Yasunori Ohora, Yasuhiro Komori: Method and apparatus for recognizing previously unrecognized speech by requesting a predicted-category-related domain-dictionary-linking word. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, August 18, 1998: US05797116 (36 worldwide citation)

A voice communication method includes the steps of inputting speech into an apparatus, recognizing the input speech using a first dictionary, predicting the category of an unrecognized word included in the input speech based on the recognition of the input speech in the recognition step, outputting ...


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Toshiaki Fukada, Yasunori Ohora, Yasuhiro Komori, Takashi Aso: Method and apparatus for processing speech information using a phoneme environment. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, December 1, 1998: US05845047 (34 worldwide citation)

A speech information processing apparatus includes a statistical processing unit for extracting features by performing statistical processing of a feature file formed by extracting features of speech, such as the fundamental frequency and its variations, and the power and its variations of speech, f ...


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Yasuhiro Komori, Tetsuo Kosaka, Masayuki Yamada: Speech recognition method and apparatus using coarse and fine output probabilities utilizing an unspecified speaker model. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, August 22, 2000: US06108628 (31 worldwide citation)

A high-speed speech recognition method with a high recognition rate, utilizing speaker models, includes the steps of executing an acoustic process on the input speech, calculating a coarse output probability utilizing an unspecified speaker model, and calculating a fine output probability utilizing ...


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Ritsuko Yamazaki, Reiko Fukuda, Isao Umemoto, Manabu Kaneda, Yasuhiro Komori: Skin cleansing sheet. Kao Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, November 9, 1999: US05980924 (31 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a skin cleansing sheet obtained by impregnating (c) a sheet with an aqueous composition containing (a) 1-50 wt. % of a nonionic surfactant having an HLB of 10-16 and (b) 1-30 wt. % of a polyhydric alcohol or glycol ether. The cleansing sheet has high detergency and detergent ...


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Yasuhiro Komori, Hiroki Yamamoto: Speech processing apparatus and method using a noise-adaptive PMC model. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, September 21, 1999: US05956679 (31 worldwide citation)

A speech processing apparatus includes a noise model production device for extracting a noise-speech interval from input speech data and producing a noise model by using the data of the extracted interval. The apparatus also includes a composite distribution production device for dividing the distri ...


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Yasuhiro Komori, Yasunori Ohora, Masayuki Yamada: Speech recognition method. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, July 28, 1998: US05787396 (30 worldwide citation)

A speech recognition method uses continuous mixture Hidden Markov Models (HMM) for probability processing including a first type of HMM having a small number of mixtures and a second type of HMM having a larger number of mixtures. First output probabilities are formed for inputted speech using the s ...