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Thu May 2 2002

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Message 1: Human-modeled speech synthesis

Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 00:15:54 +0800
From: Karen S. Chung <karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw>
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: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99992240

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

 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University
 karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw

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 http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung

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