LINGUIST List 13.1225

Thu May 2 2002

Media: Article:: Human-modeled Speech Synthesis

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  1. Karen S. Chung, Human-modeled speech synthesis

Message 1: Human-modeled speech synthesis

Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 00:15:54 +0800
From: Karen S. Chung <>
Subject: Human-modeled speech synthesis

 There is an interesting article in the _New Scientist_ entitled:
"Artificial voice system says hello", which includes links to two video
demonstrations of the system (fast connection recommended for these). The
article begins with this paragraph:

 "When Hideyuki Sawada says he wants his robots to be articulate, he's
not talking about computer-generated voice synthesis - he wants them to talk
just like humans. So he is designing an entire artificial voice system,
complete with its own lung, windpipe, vocal cords and throat."

 The URL:

 Thanks to Colin Whiteley for bringing this article
to my attention.

 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University

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