PERCEPTUAL EVALUATION OF MITALK: THE MIT UNRESTRICTED TEXT-TO-SPEECH SYSTEM.

David Pisoni, Sharon Hunnicutt

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Abstract

A detailed perceptual evaluation of MITalk has been carried out to obtain measures of intelligibility and comprehension of the synthetic speech produced by the system. Phoneme recognition as measured by the Modified Rhyme Test showed an average error rate of only 6. 9% overall. Correct word recognition assessed with a set of Harvard psychoacoustic sentences was 93. 2% whereas performance with a set of semantically anomalous sentences developed at Haskins Laboratories was 78. 7%. Comprehension performance on multiple-choice questions designed to assess understanding of continuous fluent synthetic speech showed good-to-excellent levels of performance and continued improvement over time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecord - IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech & Signal Processing
PublisherIEEE
Pages572-575
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes
EventUnknown conference - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Apr 9 1980Apr 11 1980

Other

OtherUnknown conference
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period4/9/804/11/80

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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