Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Mahbubur R. Syed (Minnesota State University, USA), Shuvro Chakrobartty (Minnesota State University, USA) and Robert J. Bignall (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch135
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Speech synthesis is the process of producing natural-sounding, highly intelligible synthetic speech simulated by a machine in such a way that it sounds as if it was produced by a human vocal system. A text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis system is a computer-based system where the input is text and the output is a simulated vocalization of that text. Before the 1970s, most speech synthesis was achieved with hardware, but this was costly and it proved impossible to properly simulate natural speech production. Since the 1970s, the use of computers has made the practical application of speech synthesis more feasible.

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