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Title: US5832441: Creating speech models
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Aaron, Joseph David; Austin, TX
Brunet, Peter Thomas; Round Rock, TX
Laws, Catherine Keefauver; Austin, TX
Mahaffey, Robert Bruce; Austin, TX
Pinera, Carlos Victor; Boca Raton, FL

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 1998-11-03 / 1996-09-16

Application Number: US1996000710148

IPC Code: IPC-7: G10L 9/00;

ECLA Code: G10L21/06;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/276; 704/271;
Original: 704/276; 704/271;

Field of Search: 704/270,278,260,251,254,243,200,231,267,244,245,275,255,258,271,276,272

Priority Number:
1996-09-16  US1996000710148

Abstract:     Selecting human speech samples for a speech model of human speech is preformed. The system presents a graphic representing a human speech sample on a computer display, e.g., an amplitude vs. time graph of the speech sample. Through user input, the system marks a segment of the graphic. The marked segment of the graphic represents a portion of the human speech sample. The system plays the portion of the human speech sample represented by the marked segment back to the user to allow the user to determine its acceptability for inclusion in the speech model. If so indicated by the user, the portion of the human speech sample represented by the marked segment is selected for inclusion in the speech model. The system also analyzes the portion of the human speech sample represented by the marked segment for acoustic properties. These properties are presented to the user in a graphic of the analyzed portion representative of the acoustic properties, e.g., a spectral analysis of the sample graphed as a set of spectral lines. Thus, the user can select the analyzed portion for inclusion in the speech model due to the presence of desired acoustic properties in the analyzed portion.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: LaBaw, Jeffrey S. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Dorvil, Richemond;

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We claim:     1. A method for selecting human speech samples for a speech model of human speech, the speech model including audio data specific to a particular sound in human speech, comprising the steps of:
  • presenting a graphic representing a human speech sample in a first area of a user interface on a computer display;
  • responsive to user input, marking a segment of the graphic, the marked segment of the graphic representing a portion of the human speech sample;
  • responsive to user input, playing the portion of the human speech sample represented by the marked segment; and
  • selecting the portion of the human speech sample for inclusion in the speech model,
  • wherein the human speech sample is used for evaluating the accuracy of a later produced human speech sample as the particular sound.


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Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1998-609827 DERABS G1998-609827

Other References:
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