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Unlimited Vocabulary Audio Output for Mandarin Chinese from Digitally Stored Natural Speech Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045160D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chang, H Cohen, PS Dixon, NR [+details]

Abstract

A method for converting written or computer stored text into audio output is disclosed. This methodology allows complete print to speech translation for languages such as Mandarin Chinese with greatly reduced storage requirements, while naturalness and intelligibility are retained.