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8285552 System and method for simulating expression of message  
A system and a method for simulating expression of a message are provided. The system comprises a network platform end and at least one user end. The network platform end comprises a message...
8280736 Method and system for providing synthesized speech  
An approach providing the efficient use of speech synthesis in rendering text content as audio in a communications network. The communications network can include a telephony network and a data...
8280738 Voice quality conversion apparatus, pitch conversion apparatus, and voice quality conversion method  
The voice quality conversion apparatus includes: low-frequency harmonic level calculating units and a harmonic level mixing unit for calculating a low-frequency sound source spectrum by mixing a...
8280739 Method and apparatus for speech analysis and synthesis  
The present invention provides a speech analysis method comprising steps of obtaining a speech signal and a corresponding DEGG/EGG signal; regarding the speech signal as the output of a vocal...
8280737 Sound signal generating method, sound signal generating device, and recording medium  
A sound signal generating method includes: generating, using a computer, a plurality of unit waveform signals by dividing the original sound signal having a periodic length of repeating similar...
8275620 Context-relevant images  
Assistive, context-relevant images may be provided. First, text may be received. Then a spell check indication may be received and a spelling check may be performed on the received text in...
8271284 Speech synthesis device, method, and program  
Even when a pitch cycle has a large fluctuation and the pitch cycle string changes abruptly, it possible to suppress the affect of the pitch cycle fluctuation and generate high-quality synthesized...
8271264 Systems and methods for natural language communication with a computer  
A system for natural language communication with a computer, comprising a database configures to store at least one table the table configured to store associations between concepts in a text...
8265929 Embedded code-excited linear prediction speech coding and decoding apparatus and method  
Provides is an embedded code-excited linear prediction speech coding/decoding apparatus and method that can deal with the capacity change of speech transmission channel by modeling an error signal...
8265938 Voice alert methods, systems and processor-readable media  
Methods, systems and processor-readable media for providing instant/real-time voice alerts automatically to remote electronic devices. An activity can be detected utilizing one or more sensors. A...
8260617 Automating input when testing voice-enabled applications  
A method for automating an input process during a testing of a voice-enabled application so that a tester is not required to manually respond to each prompt of the voice-enabled application. The...
8253527 Alarm system and method for warning of emergencies  
An alarm system and method for warning of emergencies are provided. The method predefines a sign language list, and stores the sign language list in a storage device of a terminal device connected...
8255225 Voice assistant system  
Methods and apparatuses to assist a user in the performance of a plurality of tasks are provided. The method may comprise storing at least one care plan in a voice assistant, the care plan...
8255210 Audio/music decoding device and method utilizing a frame erasure concealment utilizing multiple encoded information of frames adjacent to the lost frame  
An audio/music decoding device capable of improving quality of a decoded signal generated by conceal processing of a frame erase using a scalable encoding method. The audio/music decoding device...
8249874 Synthesizing speech from text  
Speech is synthesized for a given text by determining a sequence of phonetic components based on the text, determining a sequence of target phonetic elements associated phonetic components,...
8244534 HMM-based bilingual (Mandarin-English) TTS techniques  
An exemplary method for generating speech based on text in one or more languages includes providing a phone set for two or more languages, training multilingual HMMs where the HMMs include state...
8244547 Signal bandwidth extension apparatus  
A signal bandwidth extension apparatus includes a determination unit which determines whether or not a peak component of the input signal is lacked in the band to be extended, and a control unit...
8244546 Singing synthesis parameter data estimation system  
There is provided a singing synthesis parameter data estimation system that automatically estimates singing synthesis parameter data for automatically synthesizing a human-like singing voice from...
8239202 System and method for audibly outputting text messages  
A method and system for audibly outputting text messages includes: setting a vocalizing function for audibly outputting text messages, searching a character speech library for each character of a...
8239184 Electronic multilingual numeric and language learning tool  
The teachings described herein generally relate to a system and method for multilingual teaching of numeric or language skills through an electronic translation of a source phrase to a destination...
8234117 Speech-synthesis device having user dictionary control  
In a speech-synthesis device, it is possible to determine whether or not a user dictionary that supports processing for reading aloud a specific phrase associated with specific reading should be...
8229748 Methods and apparatus to present a video program to a visually impaired person  
Methods and apparatus to present a video program to a visually impaired person are disclosed. An example method comprises receiving a video stream and an associated audio stream of a video...
8229937 Automatic creation and transmission of data originating from enterprise information systems as audio podcasts  
A background process retrieves enterprise data and syndicates podcasts created from the enterprise data to subscribed devices such as portable media player, mobile devices, and personal computers....
8224647 Text-to-speech user's voice cooperative server for instant messaging clients  
A system and method to allow an author of an instant message to enable and control the production of audible speech to the recipient of the message. The voice of the author of the message is...
8224648 Hybrid approach in voice conversion  
A hybrid approach is described for combining frequency warping and Gaussian Mixture Modeling (GMM) to achieve better speaker identity and speech quality. To train the voice conversion GMM model,...
8224645 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...
8224646 Speech synthesizing device, method and computer program product  
The speech synthesizing device acquires numerical data at regular time intervals, each piece of the numerical data representing a value having a plurality of digits, detects a change between two...
8219398 Computerized speech synthesizer for synthesizing speech from text  
Disclosed are novel embodiments of a speech synthesizer and speech synthesis method for generating human-like speech wherein a speech signal can be generated by concatenation from phonemes stored...
8214216 Speech synthesis for synthesizing missing parts  
A simply configured speech synthesis device and the like for producing a natural synthetic speech at high speed. When data representing a message template is supplied, a voice unit editor (5)...
8209184 System and method of providing generated speech via a network  
A system and method of operating an automatic speech recognition application over an Internet Protocol network is disclosed. The ASR application communicates over a packet network such as an...
8209180 Speech synthesizing device, speech synthesizing method, and program  
An object of the present invention is to provide a device and a method for generating a synthesized speech that has an utterance form that matches music. A musical genre estimation unit of the...
8195466 Methods and systems for sight impaired wireless capability  
A method for sending data to a sight impaired user, the method comprising, receiving data from a data resource, determining whether the data is compatible with a Symbian API, transcoding the data...
8195463 Method for the selection of synthesis units  
A method for the selection of synthesis units of a piece of information that can be decomposed into synthesis units, comprises at least the following steps for a considered information segment:...
8195464 Speech processing apparatus and program  
A speech synthesizer includes a periodic component fusing unit and an aperiodic component fusing unit, and fuses periodic components and aperiodic components of a plurality of speech units for...
8185395 Information transmission device  
An information transmission device which analyzes a diction of a speaker and provides an utterance in accordance with the diction of the speaker, and which has a microphone detecting a sound...
8180645 Data preparation for media browsing  
A media browsing system prepares various media content and synchronizes the content for playback. A user can specify the content and preconfigure the manner in which the content will be...
8175879 System-effected text annotation for expressive prosody in speech synthesis and recognition  
The inventive system can automatically annotate the relationship of text and acoustic units for the purposes of: (a) predicting how the text is to be pronounced as expressively synthesized speech,...
8170870 Apparatus for and program of processing audio signal  
In an audio signal processing apparatus, a generation section generates an audio signal representing a voice. A distribution section distributes the audio signal generated by the generation...
8170878 Method and apparatus for automatically converting voice  
The invention proposes a method and apparatus for significantly improving the quality of voice morphing and guaranteeing the similarity of converted voice. The invention sets several standard...
8170876 Speech processing apparatus and program  
A word dictionary including sets of a character string which constitutes a word, a phoneme sequence which constitutes pronunciation of the word and a part of speech of the word is referenced, an...
8165882 Method, apparatus and program for speech synthesis  
Apparatus and method for generating high quality synthesized speech having smooth waveform concatenation. The apparatus includes a pitch frequency calculation section, a pitch synchronization...
8155963 Autonomous system and method for creating readable scripts for concatenative text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) corpora  
A method (and system) which autonomously generates a cohesive script from a text database for creating a speech corpus for concatenative text-to-speech, and more particularly, which generates...
8155970 System and method for access to multimedia structures  
A system for access to multimedia structures has telephone sets capable of connecting to a telephone network, a storage device capable of storing a plurality of multimedia structures representing...
8155330 Dynamic audio parameter adjustment using touch sensing  
An audio communications device has a handset in which a touch sensing ear piece region is coupled to an acoustic leakage analyzer. The acoustic leakage analyzer is to analyze signals from the...
8155972 Seamless audio speed change based on time scale modification  
This invention involves time-scale modification of audio signals. The invention describes overlap and add time scale modification with variable input and output buffer sizes. Seamless speed change...
8155966 Apparatus and method for producing an audible speech signal from a non-audible speech signal  
[Problems] To convert a signal of non-audible murmur obtained through an in-vivo conduction microphone into a signal of a speech that is recognizable for (hardly misrecognized by) a receiving...
8155965 Time warping frames inside the vocoder by modifying the residual  
In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a vocoder having at least one input and at least one output, an encoder comprising a filter having at least one input operably connected to the...
8150695 Presentation of written works based on character identities and attributes  
A method is provided for presenting a written work. A character identity is recognized within a written work. Presentation information for the written work, such as a graphical scheme or an...
8145490 Predicting a resultant attribute of a text file before it has been converted into an audio file  
An apparatus for predicting a resultant attribute of a text file before it has been converted to an audio file by a text-to-speech converter application. In accordance with an embodiment, the...
8145491 Techniques for enhancing the performance of concatenative speech synthesis  
When pitch of a speech segment is being modified from a current pitch to a requested pitch, and the difference between these is relatively large, a pitch modification algorithm is used to modify...