Intelligent text-to-speech conversion

  • US 9,626,955 B2
  • Filed: 04/04/2016
  • Issued: 04/18/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/05/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for converting text to speech, the method comprising:

  • at an electronic device with a processor and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the processor;

    parsing a document to identify a plurality of text elements in the document to be converted to speech, the subset of text having a markup tag;

    creating an announcement comprising a spoken description of a context related to the markup tag; and

    generating audio that includes the spoken form of the subset of text and the announcement, wherein the announcement is spoken prior to the spoken form of the subset of text.

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