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Multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis : The Bell Labs Approach - Richard Sproat

Multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis

The Bell Labs Approach

By: Richard Sproat (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1997
ISBN: 9780792380276
Number Of Pages: 300

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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 Mobius, Chilin Shih, Joseph Olive, Evelyne Tzoukermann, all of Bell Labs, and Kazuaki Maeda of the University of Pennsylvania.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introductionp. 1
Methods and Toolsp. 7
Multilingual Text Analysisp. 31
Further Issues in Text Analysisp. 89
Timingp. 115
Intonationp. 141
Synthesisp. 191
Evaluationp. 229
Further Issuesp. 245
Character Set Encodingsp. 255
Glossary of Grammatical Labelsp. 259
Referencesp. 261
Name Indexp. 284
Subject Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780792380276
ISBN-10: 0792380274
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 31st October 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.42