LINGUIST List 8.620

Mon Apr 28 1997

Books: Text-to-speech synthesis

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  1. Jean Ve'ronis, Book: Text-to-speech synthesis

Message 1: Book: Text-to-speech synthesis

Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 16:13:29 +0100
From: Jean Ve'ronis <veronisuniv-aix.fr>
Subject: Book: Text-to-speech synthesis


SPEECH SYNTHESIS:


 KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
 TEXT, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY
 Volume 3
 Series editors: Nancy Ide and Jean V=E9ronis


 AN INTRODUCTION TO TEXT-TO-SPEECH SYNTHESIS
 by
 Thierry Dutoit
 Facult=E9 Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium



"An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis" is a comprehensive 
introduction to the subject. The author treats two areas of speech 
synthesis: Part I of the book concerns natural language processing and 
the inherent problems it presents for speech synthesis; Part II focuses 
on digital signal processing, with an emphasis on the concatenative 
approach. Both parts of the text guide the reader through the material 
in a step-by-step easy-to-follow way.
This is the first book to treat the topic of speech synthesis from the 
perspective of two different engineering approaches. The book will be of 
interest to researchers and students in phonetics and speech 
communication, in both academia and industry. 


CONTENTS

1. Introduction. 

Part One: From Text to its Narrow Phonetic Transcription.

 2. Grammars, Inference, Parsing, and Transduction. 
 3. NLP Architectures for TTS Synthesis.
 4. Morpho-Syntactic Analysis.
 5. Automatic Phonetization.
 6. Automatic Prosody Generation.

Part Two: From Narrow Phonetic Transcription to Speech.

 7. Synthesis Strategies.
 8. Linear Prediction Synthesis.
 9. Hybrid Harmonic/Stochastic Synthesis.
 10. Time-Domain Algorithms.
 11. Conclusions and Perspectives.


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 PREVIOUS VOLUMES


 Volume 1: Recent Advances in Parsing Technology
 Harry Bunt, Masaru Tomita
 Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4152-X, 1996

 Volume 2: Corpus-Based Methods in Language and Speech Processing
 Steve Young, Gerrit Bloothooft
 Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4463-4, 1997


Check the series Web page for future publications:

 http://kapis.www.wkap.nl/kapis/CGI-BIN/WORLD/series.htm?TLTB


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 ORDER INFORMATION


AN INTRODUCTION TO TEXT-TO-SPEECH SYNTHESIS
Thierry Dutoit

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 

Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4498-7
April 1997, 312 pp.
NLG 170.00 / USD 99.00 / GBP 63.00


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