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Pieter Vermeulen, Todd F Mozer: Client/server architecture for text-to-speech synthesis. Sensory, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, October 26, 2004: US06810379 (177 worldwide citation)

A client/server text-to-speech synthesis system and method divides the method optimally between client and server. The server stores large databases for pronunciation analysis, prosody generation, and acoustic unit selection corresponding to a normalized text, while the client performs computational ...


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Makoto Akabane, Hajime Yano, Keiichi Yamada, Goro Shiraishi, Junichi Kudo, Akira Tange: Text-to-speech synthesis system. Sony Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, April 21, 2009: US07523036 (87 worldwide citation)

The present invention is intended to provide a text-to-speech synthesis apparatus, including a storage for storing phoneme data of a plurality of speakers; a selector for selecting one of the plurality of speakers in accordance with an operation performed by a user; a searcher for searching the stor ...


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Inci Ozkaragoz, Benjamin Ao, William Arthur: Voice recording tool for creating database used in text to speech synthesis system. Alpine Electronics, Muramatsu & Associates, February 15, 2011: US07890330 (81 worldwide citation)

A method records verbal expressions of a person for use in a vehicle navigation system. The vehicle navigation system has a database including a map and text describing street names and points of interest of the map. The method includes the steps of obtaining from the database text of a word having ...


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Bathsheba J Malsheen, Gabriel F Groner, Linda D Williams: Text to speech synthesis system and method using context dependent vowel allophones. Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, December 18, 1990: US04979216 (73 worldwide citation)

A text-to-speech conversion system converts specified text strings into corresponding strings of consonant and vowel phonemes. A parameter generator converts the phonemes into formant parameters, and a formant synthesizer uses the formant parameters to generate a synthetic speech waveform. A library ...


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Lin Kun Shan, Goudie Kathleen M, Frantz Gene A: Text-to-speech synthesis system.. Texas Instruments, September 15, 1982: EP0059880-A2 (38 worldwide citation)

A text-to-speech synthesis system receives digital code representative of characters from a local or remote source, and converts those character codes into speech. A set of allophone rules (16) is contained in a memory and each incoming character set is matched with the proper character set to descr ...


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Kun Shan Lin, Kathleen M Goudie, Gene A Frantz: Text-to-speech synthesis system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, N Rhys Merrett, Melvin Sharp, August 4, 1987: US04685135 (33 worldwide citation)

A text-to-speech synthesis system receives digital code representative of characters from a local or remote source, and converts those character codes into speech. A set of allophone rules is contained in a memory and each incoming character set is matched with the proper character set to describe t ...


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Andrew William Mackie, Corey Andrew Miller, Orhan Karaali: Method, device and system for a memory-efficient random-access pronunciation lexicon for text-to-speech synthesis. Motorola, Darleen J Stockley, July 27, 1999: US05930756 (14 worldwide citation)

A method (400, 900, 1000, 1100), device (1205, 1306) and system (1207, 1308) provide memory-efficient encoding of the random-access lexicon for a text-to-speech synthesis system. The method generates word pronunciations based on efficient retrieval of stored pronunciation information and disambiguat ...


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Makoto Akabane, Hajime Yano, Keiichi Yamada, Goro Shiraishi, Junichi Kudo, Akira Tange: Text-to-speech synthesis system. Sony Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, August 29, 2006: US07099826 (13 worldwide citation)

The present invention is intended to provide a text-to-speech synthesis apparatus, including a storage for storing phoneme data of a plurality of speakers; a selector for selecting one of the plurality of speakers in accordance with an operation performed by a user; a searcher for searching the stor ...


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Utaha Shizuka, Satoshi Fujimura, Yasuhiko Kato: Text-to-speech synthesis system and associated method of associating content information. Sony Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 4, 2007: US07305342 (10 worldwide citation)

A setting window that is displayed when a mail tab is selected includes check boxes for selecting items to read when an electronic mail is read, and a check box and a drop-down list box for setting automatic checking of electronic mails. Contents corresponding to checked boxes among the check boxes ...


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Anthony J Vitale, Ginger Chun Che Lin, Thomas Kopec: Computer method and apparatus for text-to-speech synthesizer dictionary reduction. Compaq Computer Corporation, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, March 27, 2001: US06208968 (8 worldwide citation)

A computerized method and apparatus for reducing the size of a dictionary used in a text-to-speech synthesis system are provided. In an initial phase, the method and apparatus determine if entries in the dictionary, each containing a grapheme string and a corresponding phoneme string, can be fully m ...