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Sat Nov 29 2003

Media: BBC: Talking Newspapers for the Blind

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Message 1: Media: BBC: Talking newspapers for the blind

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 04:47:52 +0800
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Media: BBC: Talking newspapers for the blind

 The BBC Web site has a piece, dated Tuesday, 25 November 2003,
entitled:

Talking newspapers get human 'voice'
by Geoff Adams-Spink

 An excerpt:

 Partially-sighted and blind people will be able to get
time-sensitive information from newspapers and magazines from a device
which reads to them, instead of relying on recorded tapes.
 Rhetorical produces the synthetic voices by having someone read a
standard script.
 The various sounds are then "sliced and diced" and used in the
company's speech engine.

 The URL:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3233340.stm


 Karen Steffen Chung
 http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
 http://www.topica.com/lists/phonetics/

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