US Patent No: 7,953,601

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Method and apparatus for preparing a document to be read by text-to-speech reader

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There is disclosed a method and system for preparing a document to be read by a text-to-speech reader. The method can include identifying two or more voice types available to the text-to-speech reader, identifying the text elements within the document, grouping related text elements together, and classifying the text elements according to voice types available to the text-to-speech reader. The method of grouping the related text elements together can include syntactic and intelligent clustering. The classification of text elements can include performing latent semantic analysis on the text elements and characteristics of the available voice types.

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NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.ARMONK, NY1719

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pickering, John B Winchester, GB 15 80

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