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Title: Multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis
Edited By: Richard W Sproat
URL: http://www.wkap.nl
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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. 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.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Kluwer
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0792380274
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Pages: 336pp
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