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US20100318360 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING MESSAGES  
The present invention is a method and system for extracting messages from a person using the body features presented by a user. The present invention captures a set of images and extracts a first...
US20150242668 Frame and App for Smartphone for Audio Reading Coded Text  
A small fold-down optical frame holds a smart phone that is provided with reading software that enables those with vision impairment to be able to hear the written word as audible speech. The...
US20150226038 VOCAL DRILLING ALARM NOTIFICATION  
A system, method and apparatus for speech based control of an oil well control system.
US20140257818 System and Method for Unit Selection Text-to-Speech Using A Modified Viterbi Approach  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for speech synthesis. A system practicing the method receives a set of ordered lists of speech units, for...
US20110313772 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UNIT SELECTION TEXT-TO-SPEECH USING A MODIFIED VITERBI APPROACH  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for speech synthesis. A system practicing the method receives a set of ordered lists of speech units, for...
US20130085758 Telecare and/or telehealth communication method and system  
A telecare and/or telehealth communication method is described. The method comprises providing predetermined voice messages configured to ask questions to or to give instructions to an assisted...
US20150088522 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY IMPROVING USER INTELLIGIBILITY OF SYNTHESIZED SPEECH IN A WORK ENVIRONMENT  
A method and apparatus that dynamically adjust operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system are disclosed. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a...
US20120296654 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY IMPROVING USER INTELLIGIBILITY OF SYNTHESIZED SPEECH IN A WORK ENVIRONMENT  
Method and apparatus that dynamically adjusts operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to...
US20150179163 System and Method for Synthetic Voice Generation and Modification  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating a synthetic voice. A system configured to practice the method combines a first database of...
US20140257817 System and Method for Synthetic Voice Generation and Modification  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating a synthetic voice. A system configured to practice the method combines a first database of...
US20120035933 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNTHETIC VOICE GENERATION AND MODIFICATION  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating a synthetic voice. A system configured to practice the method combines a first database of...
US20120253815 TALKING PAPER AUTHORING TOOLS  
A range of unified software authoring tools for creating a talking paper application for integration in an end user platform are described herein. The authoring tools are easy to use and are...
US20120143611 Trajectory Tiling Approach for Text-to-Speech  
Hidden Markov Models HMM trajectory tiling (HTT)-based approaches may be used to synthesize speech from text. In operation, a set of Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) and a set of waveform units may be...
US20140149119 SPEECH TRANSCRIPTION INCLUDING WRITTEN TEXT  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transcribing utterances into written text are disclosed. The methods, systems, and apparatus...
US20120089401 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO AUDIBLY PROVIDE MESSAGES IN A MOBILE DEVICE  
Methods and apparatus to audibly provide messages in a mobile device at described. An example method includes receiving a message at a mobile device, wherein the message includes an identification...
US20130085759 SPEECH SAMPLES LIBRARY FOR TEXT-TO-SPEECH AND METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND USING SAME  
A method for converting translating text into speech with a speech sample library is provided. The method comprises converting translating an input text to a sequence of triphones; determining...
US20150149179 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING SOCIAL NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS IN AUDIBLE FORM BASED ON USER ENGAGEMENT WITH A USER DEVICE  
Methods and systems are described herein for generating an audible presentation of a communication received from a remote server. A presentation of a media asset on a user equipment device is...
US20090186654 Method of automatically playing text information in voice by an electronic device under strong light  
A method of automatically playing text information in voice by an electronic device under strong light is applied to an electronic device (such as a mobile phone). The device includes a light...
US20110029637 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZING THE USER INTERFACE OF AUDIO RENDERING DEVICES  
Audio playback is used to enhance the control of Personal Digital Entertainment devices. Embodiments of the present invention provide audio message files associated with the activation of a...
US20120239405 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AUDIO CONTENT  
A system and method for generating audio content. Content is automatically retrieved from a website. The content is converted to audio files. The audio files are associated with a hierarchy. The...
US20120089400 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING HOMOPHONE LEXICONS IN ENGLISH TEXT-TO-SPEECH  
The present invention relates to information systems. More specifically, the present invention relates to infrastructure and techniques for improving Text-to-Speech-enabled applications.
US20120203554 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY INFORMATION  
In one general aspect, emergency information for a person is received from a user. A unique identifier for the person is generated. The unique identifier is associated with the emergency...
US20110231192 System and Method for Audio Content Generation  
A system and method for generating audio content. Content is automatically retrieved from an original website according to a predetermined schedule to generate retrieved content. The retrieved...
US20140195241 Synchronizing the Playing and Displaying of Digital Content  
The techniques disclosed herein allow a user to synchronize the playing and displaying of digital content on an electronic device. The device may render a first portion of digital content so it...
US20140316786 Creating statistical language models for audio CAPTCHAs  
Methods for creating statistical language models (SLMs) for audio Completely Automated Turing Tests for Telling Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) are disclosed. In these methods, candidate...
US20140006032 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY INTERACTING WITH A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE  
Audio presentations of a media content delivered onto a device are interrupted using commands not otherwise known to or programmed in to a messaging application used to present the content to the...
US20100324903 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DOCUMENT NARRATION WITH MULTIPLE CHARACTERS HAVING MULTIPLE MOODS  
Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. Further disclosed are techniques and systems for providing a plurality of characters at least...
US20130304474 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUDIBLY PRESENTING SELECTED TEXT  
Disclosed herein are methods for presenting speech from a selected text that is on a computing device. This method includes presenting text on a touch-sensitive display and having that text size...
US20140330567 SPEECH SYNTHESIS FROM ACOUSTIC UNITS WITH DEFAULT VALUES OF CONCATENATION COST  
A speech synthesis system can select recorded speech fragments, or acoustic units, from a very large database of acoustic units to produce artificial speech. When a pair of acoustic units in the...
US20140088970 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR USER INTERFACE  
A method for user interface according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: displaying text on a screen; receiving a character selection command of a user who selects...
US20110060590 SYNTHETIC SPEECH TEXT-INPUT DEVICE AND PROGRAM  
A synthetic speech text-input device is provided that allows a user to intuitively know an amount of an input text that can be fit in a desired duration. A synthetic speech text-input device 1...
US20090254346 AUTOMATED VOICE ENABLEMENT OF A WEB PAGE  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for the automated voice enablement of a Web page. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for voice...
US20130013314 MOBILE COMPUTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF REDUCING USER WORKLOAD IN RELATION TO OPERATION OF A MOBILE COMPUTING APPARATUS  
A mobile computing apparatus comprises a processing resource arranged to support, when in use, an operational environment, the operational environment supporting receipt of textual content, a...
US20130289998 Realistic Speech Synthesis System  
A system and method for realistic speech synthesis which converts text into synthetic human speech with qualities appropriate to the context such as the language and dialect of the speaker, as...
US20110260832 SECURE VOICE BIOMETRIC ENROLLMENT AND VOICE ALERT DELIVERY SYSTEM  
In one embodiment, a method includes enrolling a potential enrollee for an identity-monitoring service. The enrolling includes acquiring personally-identifying information (PII) and capturing a...
US20110054903 RICH CONTEXT MODELING FOR TEXT-TO-SPEECH ENGINES  
Embodiments of rich text modeling for speech synthesis are disclosed. In operation, a text-to-speech engine refines a plurality of rich context models based on decision tree-tied Hidden Markov...
US20110040554 Automatic Evaluation of Spoken Fluency  
A procedure to automatically evaluate the spoken fluency of a speaker by prompting the speaker to talk on a given topic, recording the speaker's speech to get a recorded sample of speech, and then...
US20120166199 HOSTED VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS DEVICES  
Methods, systems, and software for converting the audio input of a user of a hand-held client device or mobile phone into a textual representation by means of a backend server accessed by the...
US20110238420 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EDITING SPEECH, AND METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING SPEECH  
According to one embodiment, a method for editing speech is disclosed. The method can generate speech information from a text. The speech information includes phonologic information and prosody...
US20120185253 EXTRACTING TEXT FOR CONVERSION TO AUDIO  
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to converting markup content to an audio output. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides, in a computing device a method including partitioning a...
US20110218806 DETERMINING TEXT TO SPEECH PRONUNCIATION BASED ON AN UTTERANCE FROM A USER  
Systems and methods are provided for automatically building a native phonetic lexicon for a speech-based application trained to process a native (base) language, wherein the native phonetic...
US20150199956 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNTHESIS OF SPEECH FROM PROVIDED TEXT  
A system and method are presented for the synthesis of speech from provided text. Particularly, the generation of parameters within the system is performed as a continuous approximation in order...
US20150134338 FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING PRONUNCIATION THROUGH SENTENCE INPUT  
Provided are a foreign language learning apparatus and method using a function of reading an input sentence in voice via a Text To Speech (TTS) engine. The foreign language learning apparatus and...
US20140200894 DISTRIBUTED SPEECH UNIT INVENTORY FOR TTS SYSTEMS  
In a text-to-speech (TTS) system, a database including sample speech units for unit selection may be configured for use by a local device. The local unit database may be created from a more...
US20100057435 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPEECH-TO-SPEECH TRANSLATION  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for receiving an input speech sample in a first language and outputting a translated speech sample in a second language in the unique voice of a user....
US20090254347 PROACTIVE COMPLETION OF INPUT FIELDS FOR AUTOMATED VOICE ENABLEMENT OF A WEB PAGE  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and computer program product for the proactive completion of input fields for automated voice enablement of a Web page. In an embodiment of...
US20110071835 SMALL FOOTPRINT TEXT-TO-SPEECH ENGINE  
Embodiments of small footprint text-to-speech engine are disclosed. In operation, the small footprint text-to-speech engine generates a set of feature parameters for an input text. The set of...
US20060155542 Show & tell tech  
A system and method for delivering instructions in an easy-to-understand format designated as “Show and Tell”—Tech (ST-Tech) Format. For people who cannot read and understand medications or health...
US20120226500 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTENT RENDERING INCLUDING SYNTHETIC NARRATION  
A system and method for capturing a voice information and using the voice information to modulate a content output signal. The method for capturing voice information includes receiving a request...
US20130080176 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...