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Text-To-Speech Profile Interchange for Text Message Chatting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123478D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nemoto, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a text-to-speech(TTS) conversation audibility enhancement by interchanging TTS profile or including control code into text message.

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Text-To-Speech Profile Interchange for Text Message Chatting

   Disclosed is a text-to-speech(TTS) conversation audibility
enhancement by interchanging TTS profile or including control code
into text message.

   Suppose TTS has profile of its pronunciation, espicially
for tone, pitch, stress, male voice/female voice.

   When starting network conversation with another person by
TTS on chat application.

   Swapping TTS profile each other to represent the character
of person who is speaking on opposite side.  The characteristics are
man,woman rapid pitch speaker, slow speaker, loud speaker, and so on.

   Advantages to chat soft which interchanges audio wave files
are
  - less network traffic.
  - text oriented human readable file.

   Implement example-1
  - Sending text which includes control code inside.
      "message text-1 fflcontrol code for loud voice ]
      message text-2 fflcontrol code for end of loud voice]
      message text-3"
        it makes only message text-2 loud.

   Implement example-2
  - Interchanging voice font.

   Voice font is a basic acoustic file for pronunciation,
made by the person who speaks.  At the start of conversation,
swapping voice font each other.  It send listener to speakers
characteristic.

   This idea also suitable for a three-man talk and much more
person conversation.