Intelligent text-to-speech conversion

  • US 9,865,248 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2017
  • Issued: 01/09/2018
  • 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 elements in the document;

    associating a first element of the plurality of elements with a first markup tag and a second element of the plurality of elements with a second markup tag;

    creating an announcement comprising a spoken description of context for the first element; and

    based on the first markup tag and the second markup tag, generating audio that includes the announcement and a spoken form of text of the second element, wherein the announcement is spoken prior to the spoken form of the text of the second element.

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