Method and apparatus for speech synthesis based on prosodic analysis
Method for electronically generating a spoken message
Speech synthesis system
Apparatus for electronically generating a spoken message
Text to speech system
Extensible speech recognition system that provides a user with audio feedback Patent #: 5933804
AbstractA 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 yet present in the dictionary. The application is assumed to communicate with the user or maintainer audibly by means of speech recognition and/or speech synthesis systems, both of which rely on a dictionary of phonetic transcriptions to accurately recognize speech and pronunciation of a given word. The method automatically determines the phonetic transcription based on the word's spelling and the recorded preferred pronunciation, and updates the dictionary accordingly. Moreover, both speech synthesis and recognition performance are improved through use of the updated dictionary.