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6314165 Automated hotel attendant using speech recognition  
An automated hotel attendant is provided for coordinating room-to-room calling over a telephone switching system that supports multiple telephone extensions. A hotel registration system receives...
6308156 Microsegment-based speech-synthesis process  
A digital speech synthesis process in which utterances in a language are recorded, and the recorded utterances are divided into speech segments which are stored so as to allow their allocation to...
6304843 Method and apparatus for reconstructing a linear prediction filter excitation signal  
An apparatus and method of reconstructing a linear prediction synthesis filter excitation signal, by: receiving a signal representative of output from a linear prediction synthesis filter,...
6289085 Voice mail system, voice synthesizing device and method therefor  
The reception part 30 outputs the text and the header of the received electronic mail to the voice synthesizing part 32. The voice font switching part 326 outputs the sander ID contained in the...
6272465 Monolithic PC audio circuit  
A monolithic integrated circuit for providing enhanced audio performance in personal computers. The monolithic circuit includes a wavetable synthesizer; a full function stereo coding and decoding...
6269329 Input and output communication in a data processing system  
A processor (47) uses a concepts memory area (10) to interpret received inputs and to generate coherent content-related output communication in text or fluent speech. The processor (47) uses...
6266637 Phrase splicing and variable substitution using a trainable speech synthesizer  
In accordance with the present invention, a method for providing generation of speech includes the steps of providing input to be acoustically produced, comparing the input to training data or...
6266643 Speeding up audio without changing pitch by comparing dominant frequencies  
A fast and economical method for speeding up an audio signal without changing pitch can be accomplished by eliminating unneeded information from an audio signal. First, the signal is divided into...
6260016 Speech synthesis employing prosody templates  
Prosody templates, constructed during system design, store intonation (F0) and duration information based on syllabic stress patterns for the target word. The prosody templates are constructed so...
6253182 Method and apparatus for speech synthesis with efficient spectral smoothing  
The present invention provides a method for synthesizing speech by modifying the prosody of individual components of a training speech signal and then combining the modified speech segments. The...
6243680 Method and apparatus for obtaining a transcription of phrases through text and spoken utterances  
A method and an apparatus for adding a new entry to a speech recognition dictionary, and more particularly a system and method for generating transcriptions from multiple utterances and a textual...
6243681 Multiple language speech synthesizer  
In a speech synthesizer for converting text data to speech data, it is possible to realize high quality speech output even if the text data to be converted is in many languages. The speech...
6240388 Audio data decoding device and audio data coding/decoding system  
An audio data coding device includes a frequency/time converter circuit for decoding audio data in form of decoded frequency-region signal made by time/frequency conversion, and adjusting circuit...
6240390 Multi-tasking speech synthesizer  
A speech synthesizer and a method of synthesizing speech are provided. The speech synthesizer includes a memory unit having an interrupt vector section, a voice list section, a control program...
6230130 Scalable mixing for speech streaming  
A speech processing system receives multiple streams of speech frames. The system selects among concurrent ones of the frames a subset of those frames that are the most relevant, based on...
6226614 Method and apparatus for editing/creating synthetic speech message and recording medium with the method recorded thereon  
A three-layered prosody control description language is used to insert prosodic feature control commands in a text at the positions of characters or a character string to be added with non-verbal...
6223161 Method for setting terminal specific parameters of a communication terminal  
In a method for setting terminal-specific parameters of a communication terminal, a speech recognition device is activated to convert acoustic signals into a data sequence to be compared to a...
6216106 Method and arrangement in a communication network  
The invention relates to a service in a communication network (100) comprising a voice messaging system (VMS1) containing a mailbox assigned to a voice mail subscriber (MS1). According to the...
6212501 Speech synthesis apparatus and method  
A text segment selection unit extracts parameters of exemplary text segment of a user's choice and a fixed form portion in the exemplary text segment from an exemplary text segment database. A...
6208967 Method and apparatus for automatic speech segmentation into phoneme-like units for use in speech processing applications, and based on segmentation into broad phonetic classes, sequence-constrained vector quantization and hidden-markov-models  
For machine segmenting of speech, first utterances from a database of known spoken words are classified and segmented into three broad phonetic classes (BPC) voiced, unvoiced, and silence. Next,...
6208969 Electronic data processing apparatus and method for sound synthesis using transfer functions of sound samples  
A method and an electronic data processing apparatus for wave synthesis that retains the true qualities of naturally occurring sounds, such as those of musical instruments, speech, or other...
6205420 Method and device for instantly changing the speed of a speech  
An analysis processor applies an analysis process to input speech data thereby to obtain block lengths for respective attributes of voiced sound, voiceless sound and silence. A block data splitter...
6205427 Voice output apparatus and a method thereof  
When a user depresses a normal mode key 180 of a key pad 18 the computer 16 provides a voice signal which reads text data aloud at a normal speed (for example, a speed at which an announcer reads...
6199039 Synthesis subband filter in MPEG-II audio decoding  
An MPEG-II audio decoder with a synthesis subband filter includes a fast IMDCT (Inverse Modified Discrete Cosine Transform) module and an IPQMF (Inverse Pseudo Quadrature Mirror Filter) module....
6195640 Audio reader  
The present invention provides a method for allowing a user's reading to dictate the speed and position at which content is converted to audio in an audio reader. The method includes determining a...
6185533 Generation and synthesis of prosody templates  
A method of separating high-level prosodic behavior from purely articulatory constraints so that timing information can be extracted from human speech is presented. The extracted timing...
6185532 Digital broadcast system with selection of items at each receiver via individual user profiles and voice readout of selected items  
A communications system includes a single transmitter and a large number of individual receivers. The transmitter broadcasts a signal over a medium a continuous stream of digitally coded text...
6182041 Text-to-speech based reminder system  
Text-to-speech based reminder system. One or more servers within a communication network include hardware and software which allows the system to direct the collection of data about reminder, the...
6178402 Method, apparatus and system for generating acoustic parameters in a text-to-speech system using a neural network  
The present invention provides a method, device and system to generate acoustic parameters in a text-to-speech system utilizing a neural network to generate a representation of a trajectory in an...
6175821 Generation of voice messages  
A voice message is generated having an invariable portion and a variable portion. Most of the invariable portion is provided in the form of recorded speech whereas the variable portion is provided...
6163769 Text-to-speech using clustered context-dependent phoneme-based units  
A text-to-speech system includes a storage device for storing a clustered set of context-dependent phoneme-based units of a target speaker. In one embodiment, decision trees are used wherein each...
6161091 Speech recognition-synthesis based encoding/decoding method, and speech encoding/decoding system  
A speech recognition synthesis based encoding/decoding method recognizes phonetic segments, syllables, words or the like as character information from an input speech signal and detects pitch...
6161092 Presenting information using prestored speech  
Information (e.g. traffic information) is retrieved from a server. The content of the information is reviewed in order to determine which of a plurality of prestored speech files should be used to...
6148285 Allophonic text-to-speech generator  
The allophonic text-to-speech generator (ATTG) 10 includes a CPU 100. The CPU has a random access memory 102 and a read only memory 104 for holding the operating system, application programs, and...
6134528 Method device and article of manufacture for neural-network based generation of postlexical pronunciations from lexical pronunciations  
A method (2000), device (2200) and article of manufacture (2300) provide, in response to lexical pronunciation information, efficient generation of postlexical pronunciation information. A method...
6125346 Speech synthesizing system and redundancy-reduced waveform database therefor  
A speech synthesizing system using a redundancy-reduced waveform database is disclosed. Each waveform of a sample set of voice segments necessary and sufficient for speech synthesis is divided...
6125344 Pitch modification method by glottal closure interval extrapolation  
The present invention relates to an improved pitch modification method by glottal closure interval extrapolation. It is an object of the present invention to modify pitches of speech signals by...
6122616 Method and apparatus for diphone aliasing  
The present invention improves upon electronic speech synthesis using pre-recorded segments of speech to fill in for other missing segments of speech. The formalized aliasing approach of the...
6112178 Method for synthesizing voiceless consonants  
A method for synthesizing speech using concatenation and Hanning-windows, in which a synthetic waveform is formed by concatenation of suitably selected parts of recorded human speech, the selected...
6108629 Method and apparatus for voice interaction over a network using an information flow controller  
A method and apparatus for controlling the quantity of information audibly presented to a user by a voice interaction system. The information is received from a document server. The received...
6108630 Text-to-speech driven annunciation of caller identification  
A method and apparatus for producing an audio tag in response to calling line identification information. The method includes the steps of, receiving calling line identification information from a...
6101469 Formant shift-compensated sound synthesizer and method of operation thereof  
For use in a synthesizer having a wave source that produces a periodic wave, frequency shifting circuitry for frequency-shifting the periodic wave and waveshaping circuitry for transforming the...
6088671 Continuous speech recognition of text and commands  
In a method for use in recognizing continuous speech, signals are accepted corresponding to interspersed speech elements including text elements corresponding to text to be recognized and command...
6088666 Method of synthesizing pronunciation transcriptions for English sentence patterns/words by a computer  
A method of synthesizing pronunciation transcriptions for English sentence patterns/words through a computer, including the step of searching out matching rules sign for every individual letter or...
6085161 System and method for auditorially representing pages of HTML data  
Representing HTML documents audibly includes the steps of assigning (214) unique sounds to HTML tags and events encountered in an HTML document, producing the associated sounds whenever those tags...
6078885 Verbal, fully automatic dictionary updates by end-users of speech synthesis and recognition systems  
A method and system that allows users, or maintainers, of a speech-based application to revise the phonetic transcription of words in a phonetic dictionary, or to add transcriptions for words not...
6076060 Computer method and apparatus for translating text to sound  
A computer method and apparatus provide fast and efficient conversion (translation) of text to phonemes. The method and apparatus employ a plurality of rule sets, each formed of rules designed for...
6073100 Method and apparatus for synthesizing signals using transform-domain match-output extension  
A method of synthesizing audio signals provides outputs of high subjective quality which retain the semblance of natural origin. Unlike frequency scaling methods, the pitch of a signal can be...
6064962 Formant emphasis method and formant emphasis filter device  
In a formant emphasis method of emphasizing the formant as the spectral peak of an input speech signal and attenuating the spectral valley of the input speech signal, a spectrum emphasis filter...
6041296 Method of deriving characteristics values from a speech signal  
In a frequently used speech synthesis for voice output an excitation signal is applied to a number of resonators whose frequency and amplitude are adjusted in accordance with the sound to be...