Systems and methods of detecting language and natural language strings for text to speech synthesis

  • US 8,583,418 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2008
  • Issued: 11/12/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for determining a native language of a text string associated with metadata of a media asset, the method comprising:

  • at an electronic device comprising a processor and memory storing instructions for execution by the processor;

    undergoing one or more N-gram analyses at a word level to determine a plurality of probabilities of occurrence of the text string, where each of the probabilities of occurrence correspond to a probability of occurrence of the text string in a particular language of a plurality of languages, wherein, for each language, the one or more N-gram analyses are based on a first set of probabilities of occurrence of words if the text string corresponds to a first type of metadata field associated with the media asset, and are based on a second set of probabilities of occurrence of words if the text string corresponds to a second type of metadata field associated with the media asset; and

    determining that the native language of the text string is a language that is associated with the highest probability of occurrence out of the plurality of probabilities of occurrence.

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