LINGUIST List 9.26

Fri Jan 9 1998

Books: Text-to-Speech Synthesis

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  1. ekerrissey, Multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Message 1: Multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Date: Mon, 29 Dec 97 16:47:44 -0500
From: ekerrissey <>
Subject: Multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis

 The Bell Labs Approach
 edited by Richard Sproat
 Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
 Foreword by Louis Pols, University of Amsterdam
 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.
 Contents and Contributors:
 Foreword, Louis Pols. 1. Introduction, Jan van Santen, Richard 
 Sproat; 2. Methods and Tools, Jan van Santen, Richard Sproat; 3. 
 Multilingual Text Analysis, Richard Sproat, Bernd M\246bius, Kazuaki 
 Maeda, Evelyne Tzoukermann; 4. Further Issues in Text Analysis, 
 Richard Sproat; 5. Timing, Jan van Santen; 6. Intonation, Jan van 
 Santen, Chilin Shih, Bernd M\246bius; 7. Synthesis, Joseph Olive, Jan 
 van Santen, Bernd M\246bius, Chilin Shih; 8. Evaluation, Jan van 
 Santen; 9. Further Issues, Richard Sproat, Jan van Santen, Joseph 
 Olive; A. Character Set Encodings. B. Glossary of Grammatical 
 Labels, References, Name Index, Subject Index. 
 1998 336 pp. ISBN 0-7923-8027-4 Price: $110.00
 Order your copy today!
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