Means for displaying at least two different words and for providing independent pronunciations of these words
Data registering system with keyed in and voiced data comparison
Speech synthesizer with capability of discontinuing to provide audible output
Audio response apparatus
Method of teaching a subject including use of a dictionary and translator Patent #: 4579533
ApplicationNo. 06/460701 filed on 01/24/1983
US Classes:704/268, Frequency element704/260Image to speech
ExaminersPrimary: Shaw, Gareth D.
Assistant: Yuen, Martin
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG09B 21/00 (20060101)
G06F 3/16 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1982-01-29 EP
AbstractAn audio response terminal for a data processing system which provides an audio output for data that is displayed on a video display unit. The terminal has a control unit that is separate from the display controls, but receives inputs from the display buffer and a separate key pad. The control unit gives the user the ability to specify which rows or columns of a screen of data are to be spoken and also four modes of speech, spell, phonetic spell, speak with punctuation or plain speech.A microprocessor using a translator examines each alphanumeric character and provides a string of digitized phonemes which drive a speech synthesizer. The speech synthesizer provides an audio output signal to a loudspeaker or headphone socket.