Personal Virtual Assistant

  • US 20090018839A1
  • Filed: 09/23/2008
  • Published: 01/15/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2000
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A text to speech (TTS) engine adapted to receive text input and produce an output comprising a spoken version of the text input, the TTS engine including:

  • an input for receiving text;

    an algorithm for determining a pronunciation for words in the text;

    a user configurable file storing a set of words and a phonetically spelled version of at least some of the words in the set of words;

    wherein, when the user configurable file includes a phonetically spelled version of a given word in the input text, the TTS engine produces a spoken version of the phonetically spelled version of the given word.

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