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Gary S Tjaden: Personalized audio information delivery system. R Stevan Coursey Esq, Troutman Sanders, June 22, 1999: US05915238 (286 worldwide citation)

An information delivery system for delivery of audible information to a plurality of end-users comprising, in accordance with the preferred embodiments of an apparatus of the present invention, a master controller connected to a plurality of remotely-located information sources and to a plurality of ...


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Xuedong D Huang, Michael D Plumpe, Alejandro Acero, James L Adcock: Method and system of runtime acoustic unit selection for speech synthesis. Microsoft Corporation, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, June 15, 1999: US05913193 (228 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains to a concatenative speech synthesis system and method which produces a more natural sounding speech. The system provides for multiple instances of each acoustic unit which can be used to generate a speech waveform representing an linguistic expression. The multiple ins ...


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Frode Holm, Steve Pearson: User interface controller for text-to-speech synthesizer. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 15, 1998: US05850629 (204 worldwide citation)

An application-independent, text-to-speech control system which employs an easy-to-use transport from which a user can control most text-to-speech conversion functions without prior training. It provides a control means by which user designated areas may be sequentially selected, stored and played. ...


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Ronald B Richard, Kazue Hata, Stephen Johnson, Steve D Pearson, Judson Hofmann, Brian A Hanson: Electronic news reception apparatus that selectively retains sections and searches by keyword or index for text to speech conversion. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Ratner & Prestia, July 13, 1999: US05924068 (199 worldwide citation)

An electronic news receiving device receives text data for an electronic edition of a newspaper in the evening and audibly reads the newspaper to the user the next day. The newsreader includes a receiver which receives an electronic edition of a newspaper transmitted by a transmitter at an electroni ...


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Thomas Linstroth, Michael A Franey, George C Idzorek: Interactive synthesized speech quotation system for brokers. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, July 17, 1990: US04942616 (194 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for use by a broker including a memory for holding a number of market prices each corresponding to a security or a commodity. A speech synthesizer provides that prices may be quoted to customers in a synthesized human voice. A telephone interface connects outside calls to a DTMF transceive ...


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Michael J Wynblatt, Arding Hsu, Daniel C Benson: Web-based interactive radio environment: WIRE. Siemens Corporate Research, Donald B Paschburg, January 25, 2000: US06018710 (163 worldwide citation)

A system for providing a primarily audio environment for world wide web access includes a system for rendering structured documents using audio, an interface for information exchange to users, a non-keyword based WWW search system and a few miscellaneous features. The system for rendering structured ...


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James DeFrancesco, Scott L Freiman: Financial quotation system using synthesized speech. Financial Design Systems, Fleit Jacobson Cohn & Price, July 1, 1986: US04598367 (162 worldwide citation)

An automated financial quotation system for audibly eliciting identification and input information from a user located at a remote terminal, and on the basis of this information, calculating and transmitting a synthesized audible representation of a financial disclosure statement to the remote termi ...


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Steve Pearson: Voice source for synthetic speech system. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Price Gess & Ubell, March 21, 1995: US05400434 (156 worldwide citation)

The voice source for the synthetic speech system is human generated speech waveforms that are inverse filtered to produce glottal waveforms representing larynx sound. These glottal waveforms are modified in pitch and amplitude, as required, to produce the desired sound. The human quality of the synt ...


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Adam Louis Buchsbaum, Jan Pieter VanSanten: System and method for selecting training text. Lucent Technologies, March 14, 2000: US06038533 (155 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for determining a near-optimum subset of data, based on a selected model, from a large corpus of data. Sets of feature vectors corresponding to natural or other preselected divisions of the data corpus are mapped into matrices representative of such divisions. The i ...


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John N Nguyen, Matthew T Marx: Method and apparatus for continuous spelling speech recognition with early identification. Speechworks International, McDermott Will & Emery, November 30, 1999: US05995928 (155 worldwide citation)

A speech recognition system capable of recognizing a word or a plurality of words based on a continuous spelling of the word(s) by a user. The system includes a speech recognition engine with a decoder running in forward mode such that the recognition engine continuously outputs an updated string of ...