Multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis: The Bell Labs Approach / Edition 1

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Multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis: The Bell Labs Approach is the first monograph-length description of the Bell Labs work on multilingual text-to-speech synthesis. Every important aspect of the system is described, including text analysis, segmental timing, intonation and synthesis. There is also a discussion of evaluation methodologies, as well as a chapter outlining some future areas of research. While the book focuses on the Bell Labs approach to the various problems of converting from text into speech, other approaches are discussed and compared. Thus, this book serves both the function of providing a single reference to an important strand of research in multilingual synthesis, while at the same time providing a source of information on current trends in the field.
Chapters in this work were contributed by Richard Sproat, Jan van Santen, Bernd Möbius, Chilin Shih, Joseph Olive, Evelyne Tzoukermann, all of Bell Labs, and Kazuaki Maeda of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Describes the Bell Labs work on multilingual text-to-speech synthesis. Details important aspects of the system including text analysis, segmental timing, intonation, and synthesis, and discusses evaluation methodologies and future areas of research. Also outlines other approaches and compares them to the Bell Labs approach. Material represents the efforts of some 40 researchers working over a 20-year period. Includes an appendix of character set encodings, and a glossary of grammatical labels. Audio demonstrations are accessible on a Web site. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792380276
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/31/1997
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Foreword; L. Pols. Preface. 1. Introduction; J. van Santen, R. Sproat. 2. Methods and Tools; J. van Santen, R. Sproat. 3. Multilingual Text Analysis; R. Sproat, et al. 4. Further Issues in Text Analysis; R. Sproat. 5. Timing; J. van Santen. 6. Intonation; J. van Santen, et al. 7. Synthesis; J. Olive, et al. 8. Evaluation; J. van Santen. 9. Further Issues; R. Sproat, et al. A: Character Set Encodings. B: Glossary of Grammatical Labels. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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