Intelligent text-to-speech conversion

  • US 8,996,376 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2008
  • Issued: 03/31/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/05/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of converting text to speech, the method comprising:

  • selecting a document to be converted to speech, the selected document including base text and one or more links located within the base text;

    parsing the selected document, wherein the parsing comprises;

    resolving at least one of the one or more links in the selected document; and

    retrieving pre-existing text from one or more documents obtained by said resolving;

    appending at least a portion of the retrieved pre-existing text to the base text;

    generating speech by converting to speech the base text and the portion of the retrieved pre-existing text appended to the base text; and

    creating an audio file based on the converted text, wherein the audio file includes at least one audio cue configured to be beneficial to visually impaired listeners.

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