Systems and methods for concatenation of words in text to speech synthesis

  • US 8,396,714 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2008
  • Issued: 03/12/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for concatenating words in a text string, performed at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, the method comprising:

  • obtaining phonemes for a text string, the text string comprising at least a preceding word and a succeeding word to be concatenated;

    identifying a last letter of the preceding word to be concatenated, and identifying a first letter of the succeeding word to be concatenated;

    selecting a connector term and a connector term type based on the identified last letter and the identified first letter; and

    creating a modified text string for speech synthesis including the selected connector term and the selected connector type.

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