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speech synthesis

[′spēch ′sin·thə·səs]
(computer science)

speech synthesis

The generation of an sound waveform of human speech from a textual or phonetic description. See also speech recognition.

There are demonstrations which say a number or say a phrase.

speech synthesis

Generating machine voice by arranging phonemes (k, ch, sh, etc.) into words. It is used to turn text input into spoken words for the blind. Speech synthesis performs real-time conversion without a predefined vocabulary, but does not create perfect-sounding human speech. Although individual spoken words can be digitized into the computer, it takes more storage, and the resulting phrases still lack inflection. Spoken phrases that are repetitively used in voice applications are usually digitized whole to provide the most pleasing announcements.
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These include speech synthesis, natural language processing, image detection and prediction capabilities and AI technologies.
[8.] Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis, Heiga Zen, Keiichi Tokuda ,Alan W.
In most of the speech synthesis research, the phrasing information, i.e., the positions of pause insertion, is manually given.
In the Introduction the authors present an overview of different approaches to duration modelling, emphasizing in particular the significance of phone duration modelling in speech synthesis. Section II gives the description of the speech database used for extracting a feature set and modelling phone duration as well as a detailed description of the feature set for the Serbian language.
With these results, we can conclude that the VoQ transformations could be used to improve the identification rate of expressive styles (see Section 4.3) during the speech synthesis, maintaining the speech quality regarding the well-known prosody modelling.
Keywords: Speech synthesis, Text-To-Speech, Pitch, Duration, Matlab, Wave Surfer 1.
Masahiro Morita, Senior Research Scientist, Corporate Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, said: "Toshiba produces various products and we have been developing speech synthesis technology to be installed in products like mobile phones and iPads.
In the near future, it will be impossible to examine any speech recognition/understanding or a speech synthesis system, or build a facial and gesture tracking system without analyzing one of the key elements of communication--emotion.
To that end, a consortium to develop text-to-speech synthesis systems for Indian languages was formed in April, 2009--Text to Speech Synthesis Systems for Indian Languages (TTS-IL).
Bliss cofounded Telesensory Systems to manufacture and disseminate the Optacon, as well as other products and technologies, including speech synthesis, for people with visual impairments.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed industry-leading technologies that include, professional-level quality speech synthesis technology, as well as speech recognition technology that can eliminate background noise while picking up on only the user's voice.
Case studies relating to the challenges of integrating speech synthesis in aided communication also are included.