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9002703 Community audio narration generation  
The community-based generation of audio narrations for a text-based work leverages collaboration of a community of people to provide human-voiced audio readings. During the community-based...
8977555 Identification of utterance subjects  
Features are disclosed for generating markers for elements or other portions of an audio presentation so that a speech processing system may determine which portion of the audio presentation a...
8977552 Method and system for enhancing a speech database  
A system, method and computer readable medium that enhances a speech database for speech synthesis is disclosed. The method may include labeling audio files in a primary speech database,...
8949129 Neural translator  
A method and apparatus are provided for processing a set of communicated signals associated with a set of muscles, such as the muscles near the larynx of the person, or any other muscles the...
8942983 Method of speech synthesis  
The present invention relates to a method of text-based speech synthesis, wherein at least one portion of a text is specified; the intonation of each portion is determined; target speech sounds...
8898055 Voice quality conversion device and voice quality conversion method for converting voice quality of an input speech using target vocal tract information and received vocal tract information corresponding to the input speech  
A voice quality conversion device including: a target vowel vocal tract information hold unit holding target vowel vocal tract information of each vowel indicating target voice quality; a vowel...
8892442 System and method for answering a communication notification  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for answering a communication notification. The method for answering a communication notification comprises receiving a...
8868431 Recognition dictionary creation device and voice recognition device  
A recognition dictionary creation device identifies the language of a reading of an inputted text which is a target to be registered and adds a reading with phonemes in the language identified...
8862472 Speech synthesis and coding methods  
The present invention is related to a method for coding excitation signal of a target speech comprising the steps of: extracting from a set of training normalized residual frames, a set of...
8856008 Training and applying prosody models  
Techniques for training and applying prosody models for speech synthesis are provided. A speech recognition engine processes audible speech to produce text annotated with prosody information. A...
8775176 Method and system for providing an automated web transcription service  
A system, method and computer readable medium that provides an automated web transcription service is disclosed. The method may include receiving input speech from a user using a communications...
8751239 Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing text independent voice conversion  
An apparatus for providing text independent voice conversion may include a first voice conversion model and a second voice conversion model. The first voice conversion model may be trained with...
8744851 Method and system for enhancing a speech database  
A system, method and computer readable medium that enhances a speech database for speech synthesis is disclosed. The method may include labeling audio files in a primary speech database,...
8719030 System and method for speech synthesis  
The present invention is a method and system to convert speech signal into a parametric representation in terms of timbre vectors, and to recover the speech signal thereof. The speech signal is...
8706488 Methods and apparatus for formant-based voice synthesis  
In one aspect, a method of processing a voice signal to extract information to facilitate training a speech synthesis model is provided. The method comprises acts of detecting a plurality of...
8706489 System and method for selecting audio contents by using speech recognition  
A system and method for selecting audio contents by using the speech recognition to obtain a textual phrase from a series of audio contents are provided. The system includes an output module...
8694319 Dynamic prosody adjustment for voice-rendering synthesized data  
Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for dynamic prosody adjustment for voice-rendering synthesized data that include retrieving synthesized data to be voice-rendered; identifying, for the...
8655662 System and method for answering a communication notification  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for answering a communication notification. The method for answering a communication notification comprises receiving a...
8650035 Speech conversion  
A speech conversion system facilitates voice communications. A database comprises a plurality of conversion heuristics, at least some of the conversion heuristics being associated with...
8639511 Robot, method and program of correcting a robot voice in accordance with head movement  
A robot may include a driving control unit configured to control a driving of a movable unit that is connected movably to a body unit, a voice generating unit configured to generate a voice, and a...
8612228 Character mouth shape control method  
A section corresponding to a given duration is sampled from sound data that indicates the voice of a player collected by a microphone, and a vocal tract cross-sectional area function of the...
8565458 Media player and adapter for providing audio data to hearing aid  
A media player includes a processor configured to receive media content from a content source and to process the media content produce an audio signal. The media player further includes a...
8560315 Conference support device, conference support method, and computer-readable medium storing conference support program  
A conference support device includes an image receiving portion that receives captured images from conference terminals, a voice receiving portion that receives, from one of the conference...
8554566 Training and applying prosody models  
Techniques for training and applying prosody models for speech synthesis are provided. A speech recognition engine processes audible speech to produce text annotated with prosody information. A...
8554541 Virtual pet system, method and apparatus for virtual pet chatting  
A virtual pet system includes: a virtual pet client, adapted to receive a sentence in natural language and send the sentence to a Q&A server the Q&A server, adapted to receive the sentence,...
8532995 System and method for isolating and processing common dialog cues  
A method, system and machine-readable medium are provided. Speech input is received at a speech recognition component and recognized output is produced. A common dialog cue from the received...
8529473 Neural translator  
A method and apparatus are provided for processing a set of communicated signals associated with a set of muscles, such as the muscles near the larynx of the person, or any other muscles the...
8521510 Method and system for providing an automated web transcription service  
A system, method and computer readable medium that provides an automated web transcription service is disclosed. The method may include receiving input speech from a user using a communications...
8509832 Routing communication based on urgency priority level  
Methods, systems, devices, and computer program products route communication based on an urgency priority associated with a sender of the communication. The method involves receiving incoming...
8510112 Method and system for enhancing a speech database  
A system, method and computer readable medium that enhances a speech database for speech synthesis is disclosed. The method may include labeling audio files in a primary speech database,...
8510113 Method and system for enhancing a speech database  
A system, method and computer readable medium that enhances a speech database for speech synthesis is disclosed. The method may include labeling audio files in a primary speech database,...
8457965 Method for the correction of measured values of vowel nasalance  
A method is described for correcting and improving the functioning of certain devices for the diagnosis and treatment of speech that dynamically measure the functioning of the velum in the control...
8452593 Projection apparatus with speech indication and control method thereof  
A projection apparatus with speech indication and a control method thereof are provided. The projection apparatus comprises a storage unit, a transmission interface, a process unit, and an output...
8447592 Methods and apparatus for formant-based voice systems  
In one aspect, a method of processing a voice signal to extract information to facilitate training a speech synthesis model is provided. The method comprises acts of detecting a plurality of...
8438244 Bandwidth-proportioned datacenters  
A system including at least one storage node and at least one computation node connected by a switch is described herein. Each storage node has one or more storage units and one or more network...
8433573 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...
8433572 Method and apparatus for multiple value confirmation and correction in spoken dialog system  
A method for multiple value confirmation and correction in spoken dialog systems. A user is allowed to correct errors in values captured by the spoken dialog system, such that the interaction...
8423366 Automatically training speech synthesizers  
A method includes receiving, by a system, a voice recording associated with a user, transcribing, the voice recording into text that includes a group of words, and storing an association between a...
8386251 Progressive application of knowledge sources in multistage speech recognition  
A speech recognition system is provided with iteratively refined multiple passes through the received data to enhance the accuracy of the results by introducing constraints and adaptation from...
8374873 Training and applying prosody models  
Techniques for training and applying prosody models for speech synthesis are provided. A speech recognition engine processes audible speech to produce text annotated with prosody information. A...
8370153 Speech analyzer and speech analysis method  
A speech analyzer includes a vocal tract and sound source separating unit which separates a vocal tract feature and a sound source feature from an input speech, based on a speech generation model,...
8370148 System and method for answering a communication notification  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for answering a communication notification. The method for answering a communication notification comprises receiving a...
8370149 Speech synthesis system, speech synthesis program product, and speech synthesis method  
Waveform concatenation speech synthesis with high sound quality. Prosody with both high accuracy and high sound quality is achieved by performing a two-path search including a speech segment...
8321225 Generating prosodic contours for synthesized speech  
The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method including receiving text to be synthesized as a spoken utterance. The method...
8315873 Sentence reading aloud apparatus, control method for controlling the same, and control program for controlling the same  
An apparatus for voice synthesis includes: a word database for storing words and voices; a syllable database for storing syllables and voices; a processor for executing a process including:...
8311831 Voice emphasizing device and voice emphasizing method  
A voice emphasizing device emphasizes in a speech a “strained rough voice” at a position where a speaker or user of the speech intends to generate emphasis or musical expression. Thereby, the...
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...
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...
8255222 Speech separating apparatus, speech synthesizing apparatus, and voice quality conversion apparatus  
A speech separating apparatus includes: a PARCOR calculating unit that extracts vocal tract information from an input speech signal; a filter smoothing unit that smoothes, in a first time...
8251924 Neural translator  
A method and apparatus are provided for processing a set of communicated signals associated with a set of muscles, such as the muscles near the larynx of the person, or any other muscles the...

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