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Title: US6119085: Reconciling recognition and text to speech vocabularies
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Lewis, James R.; Delray Beach, FL
Ortega, Kerry A.; Deerfield Beach, FL

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2000-09-12 / 1998-03-27

Application Number: US1998000049730

IPC Code: Advanced: G10L 13/04;
IPC-7: G01L 7/08;

ECLA Code: G10L13/04; S10L13/04;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/260; 704/255; 704/E13.005;
Original: 704/260; 704/255;

Field of Search: 704/260,200,231,266,251,252,255,256,257,258

Priority Number:
1998-03-27  US1998000049730

Abstract:     A method for reconciling pronunciation differences between respective vocabularies of recognition and text to speech (TTS) engines in a speech application, first compares respective pronunciations of each word in the recognition engine's vocabulary with each word's pronunciation by the TTS engine, second, for each word for which the pronunciations are different, the recognition engine's pronunciation of the different word is added to an exception dictionary of the TTS engine. Before adding the recognition engine's pronunciation of the different word to the exception dictionary, each different word is tested for form consistent with the exception dictionary. Each different word which is not consistent in form with the exception dictionary is converted to a suitable form prior to being added to the exception dictionary. The pronunciations are compared by comparing baseforms of the pronunciations.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Dorvil, Richemond;

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What is claimed is:     1. A method for reconciling pronunciation differences between a vocabulary of a recognition engine and a vocabulary of a text to speech (TTS) engine in a speech application, comprising the steps of:
  • comparing a pronunciation of each word in said vocabulary of said recognition engine with a corresponding pronunciation of each said word in said vocabulary of said TTS engine; and,
  • for each word for which said pronunciations are different, adding said recognition engine pronunciation of said word having a different pronunciation to an exception dictionary of said TTS engine.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 18pp US4692941  1987-09 Jacks et al.  First Byte Real-time text-to-speech conversion system
Get PDF - 23pp US4831654  1989-05 Dick  Wang Laboratories, Inc. Apparatus for making and editing dictionary entries in a text to speech conversion system
Get PDF - 28pp US5384893  1995-01 Hutchins  Emerson & Stern Associates, Inc. Method and apparatus for speech synthesis based on prosodic analysis
Get PDF - 23pp US5636325  1997-06 Farrett  International Business Machines Corporation Speech synthesis and analysis of dialects
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G2000-593688 DERABS G2000-593688

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