UNLIMITED TEXT-TO-SPEECH SYSTEM: DESCRIPTION AND EVALUATION OF A MICROPROCESSOR BASED DEVICE.

Jared Bernstein, David Pisoni

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Abstract

An English text-to-speech system based on MITalk has been developed which runs in real time on microprocessor hardware and in main memory. Certain parts of the MITalk algorithm have been omitted and replaced in the TSI system by an 1100 word dictionary and a simple ″hat and declination″ FO routine. Results from intelligibility and comprehension tests identical to those used in evaluating MITalk indicate that for common paragraphic text listener performance on TSI's speech is comparable to performance on MITalk speech. Analysis of the results suggests that accurate acoustic realization of segmental information is the crucial factor in intelligibility, with simple FO patterns and conventional letter-to-phoneme conversion adequate for many purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecord - IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech & Signal Processing
PublisherIEEE
Pages576-579
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes
EventUnknown conference - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Apr 9 1980Apr 11 1980

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

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    Bernstein, J., & Pisoni, D. (1980). UNLIMITED TEXT-TO-SPEECH SYSTEM: DESCRIPTION AND EVALUATION OF A MICROPROCESSOR BASED DEVICE. In Record - IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech & Signal Processing (Vol. 2, pp. 576-579). IEEE.