Systems and methods for text to speech synthesis

  • US 8,352,272 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2008
  • Issued: 01/08/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for synthesizing speech from content related to a media asset, the method comprising:

  • receiving a request for a rendering of text associated with the media asset; and

    converting the text associated with the media asset into speech, the speech comprising a rendering of the text that is spoken in a native language of the text and customized with an accent associated with a user, wherein converting the text associated with the media asset into speech further comprises;

    obtaining a plurality of native phonemes of the text;

    determining the accent associated the user;

    mapping the plurality of native phonemes to a plurality of target phonemes associated with the accent; and

    generating the speech using the plurality of target phonemes.

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