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US20140180695 GENERATION OF CONVERSATION TO ACHIEVE A GOAL  
Conversation to reach a goal may be created by stitching together pieces of past conversations. Conversations are stored and indexed. A user specifies a goal that the user would like to achieve...
US20150097706 CUSTOMIZED AURAL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING THREATS IN AN AIRCRAFT COCKPIT  
A micro-computer based aircraft system that creates aural messages based upon system-detected threats (e.g., low oil pressure). The messages are unique to the make and model of aircraft. Speech...
US20110313771 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUDIBLY INSTRUCTING A USER TO INTERACT WITH A FUNCTION  
A method for audibly instructing a user to interact with a function. A function is associated with a user-written selectable item. The user-written selectable item is recognized on a surface. In...
US20100070273 SPEECH SYNTHESIS AND VOICE RECOGNITION IN METROLOGIC EQUIPMENT  
An electronic test equipment apparatus is provided. A metrologic device is adapted for creating stimulus signals and capturing responses from electronic devices under test (DUTs). An auditory...
US20140081642 System and Method for Configuring Voice Synthesis  
Systems and methods for providing synthesized speech in a manner that takes into account the environment where the speech is presented. A method embodiment includes, based on a listening...
US20120072223 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING VOICE SYNTHESIS  
Systems and methods for providing synthesized speech in a manner that takes into account the environment where the speech is presented. A method embodiment includes, based on a listening...
US20070033047 Voice controllable interactive communication display system and method  
A system and method for use with a voice-capable system, includes but is not limited to receiving a vocal input to the voice-capable system, receiving one or more instructions referential to the...
US20080052079 Electronic appliance and voice signal processing method for use in the same  
An electronic appliance includes a speaker which outputs a first sound wave based on a first voice signal generated from the electronic appliance, and a microphone to detect a second sound wave on...
US20070233489 Speech Synthesis Device and Method  
A speech synthesis device, in which the sound quality is not significantly degraded when generating a synthesized sound, includes a target element information generation unit (102), an element...
US20140163990 TENNIS UMPIRE  
A system for communicating game information in real time by audibly announcing game information in human speech and in a preferred embodiment also visually displaying game information, the system...
US20100161331 Method for Preparing Information for a Speech Dialogue System  
In many application environments, it is desirable to provide voice access to tables on Internet pages, where the user asks a subject-related question in a natural language and receives an adequate...
US20130013312 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESELECTION OF SUITABLE UNITS FOR CONCATENATIVE SPEECH  
A system and method for improving the response time of text-to-speech synthesis using triphone contexts. The method includes receiving input text, selecting a plurality of N phoneme units from a...
US20120130717 Real-time Animation for an Expressive Avatar  
Techniques for providing real-time animation for a personalized cartoon avatar are described. In one example, a process trains one or more animated models to provide a set of probabilistic motions...
US20120136663 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RAPID ACOUSTIC UNIT SELECTION FROM A LARGE SPEECH CORPUS  
A speech synthesis system can select recorded speech fragments, or acoustic units, from a very large database of acoustic units to produce artificial speech. The selected acoustic units are chosen...
US20090210221 COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR BUILDING SPEECH DATABASE FOR SPEECH SYNTHESIS, RELAY DEVICE THEREFOR, AND RELAY METHOD THEREFOR  
A relay device 20 duplicates speech data received from a communication terminal that is engaged in voice communication with another communication terminal. The duplicated speech data is...
US20110179006 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACE TO A DATABASE  
A system and method for providing a natural language interface to a database or the Internet. The method provides a response from a database to a natural language query. The method comprises...
US20150120303 SENTENCE SET GENERATING DEVICE, SENTENCE SET GENERATING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT  
According to an embodiment, a sentence set generating device includes an importance degree storage, a frequency storage, a calculator, and a selector. The importance degree storage is configured...
US20080126087 Method and systems for information retrieval during communication  
Methods and systems for information retrieval during communication for use in a device having telecommunication capability. The device performs a communication. An instruction is received during...
US20140236602 Synthesizing Vowels and Consonants of Speech  
For speech synthesis, a vowel module sequentially applies a vowel filter set to form a vowel with a source signal. The vowel filter set is selected from a logical arc traversing a vowel filter...
US20150025892 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TEMPLATE-BASED PERSONALIZED SINGING SYNTHESIS  
A system and method for speech-to-singing synthesis is provided. The method includes deriving characteristics of a singing voice for a first individual and modifying vocal characteristics of a...
US20070078655 Report generation system with speech output  
A text- or data-to-speech architecture that communicates speech to a user based on data and/or input text. In an industrial automation environment, the input text can be generated by the...
US20060217981 Device for generating speech, apparatus connectable to or incorporating such a device, and computer program product therefor  
A control unit extracts at least a part of data that is displayed on a display and sends the extracted part of the displayed data to a speech generating device. The speech generating device...
US20060167691 Barely audible whisper transforming and transmitting electronic device  
The present inventions aims to transform, and later amplify, a barely audible whisper of a speaker's voice, received in a microphone within an electronic device capable of transforming and...
US20120065978 VOICE PROCESSING DEVICE  
In voice processing, a first distribution generation unit approximates a distribution of feature information representative of voice of a first speaker per a unit interval thereof as a mixed...
US20130066631 PARAMETRIC SPEECH SYNTHESIS METHOD AND SYSTEM  
The present invention provides a parametric speech synthesis method and a parametric speech synthesis system. The method comprises sequentially processing each frame of speech of each phone in a...
US20130035940 ELECTROLARYNGEAL SPEECH RECONSTRUCTION METHOD AND SYSTEM THEREOF  
The invention provides an electrolaryngeal speech reconstruction method and a system thereof. Firstly, model parameters are extracted from the collected speech as a parameter library, then facial...
US20150228271 SPEECH SYNTHESIS DICTIONARY GENERATION APPARATUS, SPEECH SYNTHESIS DICTIONARY GENERATION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT  
According to an embodiment, a speech synthesis dictionary generation apparatus includes an analyzer, a speaker adapter, a level designation unit, and a determination unit. The analyzer is...
US20060190260 Selecting an order of elements for a speech synthesis  
In a method for selecting an order of elements which are to be subject to a speech synthesis, a voice input including at least two elements is received, wherein the at least two elements have an...
US20120016674 Modification of Speech Quality in Conversations Over Voice Channels  
Techniques are disclosed for modifying speech quality in a conversation over a voice channel. For example, a method for modifying a speech quality associated with a spoken utterance transmittable...
US20090175459 Voice Intelligibility Enhancement System and Voice Intelligibility Enhancement Method  
In a voice intelligibility enhancement system that controls a gain of a voice signal based on noise power and voice power of the voice signal generated by a voice signal generation unit, it is...
US20150248270 SELF SEDATION AND SUGGESTION SYSTEM  
A computerized system and method for automatic assembly of a customized hypnotic or therapeutic media file is disclosed. An application collects information from a user, such as a goal to be met...
US20140136207 VOICE SYNTHESIZING METHOD AND VOICE SYNTHESIZING APPARATUS  
A voice synthesizing apparatus includes a first receiver configured to receive first utterance control information generated by detecting a start of a manipulation on a manipulating member by a...
US20130238337 VOICE QUALITY CONVERSION SYSTEM, VOICE QUALITY CONVERSION DEVICE, VOICE QUALITY CONVERSION METHOD, VOCAL TRACT INFORMATION GENERATION DEVICE, AND VOCAL TRACT INFORMATION GENERATION METHOD  
A voice quality conversion system includes: an analysis unit which analyzes sounds of plural vowels of different types to generate first vocal tract shape information for each type of the vowels;...
US20140039892 USING THE ABILITY TO SPEAK AS A HUMAN INTERACTIVE PROOF  
In one embodiment, a human interactive proof portal 140 may use a biometric input to determine whether a user is a standard user or a malicious actor. The human interactive proof portal 140 may...
US20080235025 PROSODY MODIFICATION DEVICE, PROSODY MODIFICATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROSODY MODIFICATION PROGRAM  
A prosody modification device includes: a real voice prosody input part that receives real voice prosody information extracted from an utterance of a human; a regular prosody generating part that...
US20110066438 CONTEXTUAL VOICEOVER  
A method for providing voice feedback with playback of media on an electronic device is provided. In one embodiment, the method may include determining one or more characteristics of the media...
US20090281808 VOICE DATA CREATION SYSTEM, PROGRAM, SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE  
A voice data creation system includes a dictionary data memory section that stores dictionary data for generating synthesized voice data corresponding to text data; an edition processing section...
US20090132252 Unsupervised Topic Segmentation of Acoustic Speech Signal  
Disclosed methods and apparatus segment a signal, such as an acoustic speech signal, into coherent segments, such as coherent topics. In the case of an acoustic speech signal, the segmentation...
US20060271366 Synthesized speech based testing  
In one exemplary method of testing an audio-based interface system, a prompt message to an operator is generated by speech synthesis. A response message from the operator is received in...
US20110210822 REFRIGERATOR  
A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a voice recognition unit for recognizing a voice of a name of food, a memory for storing location information of the food received in a...
US20120095767 VOICE QUALITY CONVERSION DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE VOICE QUALITY CONVERSION DEVICE, VOWEL INFORMATION GENERATION DEVICE, AND VOICE QUALITY CONVERSION SYSTEM  
A device includes: an input speech separation unit which separates an input speech into vocal tract information and voicing source information; a mouth opening degree calculation unit which...
US20050137869 Method supporting text-to-speech navigation and multimedia device using the same  
A multimedia device supporting text-to-speech navigation includes a storage operable to analyze at least one multimedia file and store at least one text-to-speech voice file generated and received...
US20110246199 SPEECH SYNTHESIZER  
According to one embodiment, a speech synthesizer generates a speech segment sequence and synthesizes speech by connecting speech segments of the generated speech segment sequence. If a speech...
US20120046788 SPEECH SYSTEM USED FOR ROBOT AND ROBOT WITH SPEECH SYSTEM  
A speech system (2) used for a robot (1) and a robot (1) with the speech system (2) are provided. The speech system (2) includes an audio file storage unit (200) and a speech control unit (300)....
US20080195394 Device For Communication For Persons With Speech and/or Hearing Handicap  
A portable device enables a text to be constructed by an input interface, then to be sent on a voice synthesis engine. The synthesized voice is rendered audible through a loudspeaker. The...
US20150170637 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF ABNORMAL STRESS PATTERNS IN UNIT SELECTION SYNTHESIS  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for detecting and correcting abnormal stress patterns in unit-selection speech synthesis. A system...
US20080183473 Technique of Generating High Quality Synthetic Speech  
A synthetic speech system includes a phoneme segment storage section for storing multiple phoneme segment data pieces; a synthesis section for generating voice data from text by reading phoneme...
US20090112596 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING SYNTHESIZED SPEECH INTERACTIONS OF A SPOKEN DIALOG SYSTEM  
A system and method are disclosed for synthesizing speech based on a selected speech act. A method includes modifying synthesized speech of a spoken dialogue system, by (1) receiving a user...
US20140067396 SEGMENT INFORMATION GENERATION DEVICE, SPEECH SYNTHESIS DEVICE, SPEECH SYNTHESIS METHOD, AND SPEECH SYNTHESIS PROGRAM  
A segment information generation device includes a waveform cutout unit cuts out a speech waveform from natural speech at a time period not depending on a pitch frequency of the natural speech. A...
US20050114136 Manipulating wavetable data for wavetable based sound synthesis  
In wavetable based sound synthesis, the wavetable data may comprise samples in a loop section, which samples may be reused for a playback in a loop as often as required. According to a first...

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