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text-to-speech

Converting text into voice output using speech synthesis techniques. Although initially used by the blind to listen to written material, it is now used extensively to convey financial data, email messages and other information via telephone for everyone. Text-to-speech is also used on handheld devices such as portable GPS units to announce street names when giving directions.

Early text-to-speech (TTS) systems had a very robotic sound; however, with the advent of high-speed chips and advanced software techniques, text-to-speech has become much more natural. See screen reader.
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GLs Speech Transcription Server (STS) is an automated PC-based speech-to-text conversion utility which is enhanced with text-to-speech allowing automated on-the-fly generation of audio files from user-defined text required for voice responses in IVR systems, said Mr.
The method achieved 99.84 per cent in terms of world level intelligible rate, paving way for more accessible text-to-speech recognition systems.
Paul Stisser, ReadSpeaker's business development manager for e-learning and mobility, says clients in the education sector frequently discover a broader need for text-to-speech technology once their students have access to the system.
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James MatthewsSAPI 5.0 Tutorial II: Text-to-Speech http://www.generation5.org/content/2001/sr01.asp.[Retrieved from Internet on dated: Saturday, January 01, 2013]
"IVONA is already instrumental in helping us deliver excellent accessibility features on Kindle Fire, including Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch," said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.
The target provides text-to-speech products and services, currently offering voice and language portfolios with 44 voices in 17 languages, to developers, businesses and customers, including to Amazon for its Kindle Fire tablets.
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NAVIGON AG, a developer of navigation applications, today announced a free update to its MobileNavigator iPhone application, with integrated text-to-speech and a new location sharing feature.