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Combines a profound introduction with a display of the recenct developments
CD included with a demo synthesis system as well as training material
Outcome of two decades of teaching experience and research activities
This book gives a concise treatment of modern speech synthesis: It comprises four parts which conduct from the fundamentals via a state-of-art display to an out look of modern and future applications.
The first introductory part contains a general discussion of the role of speech synthesis in the field of speech technology. In the second part, Fundamentals are presented using the classical subdivision of text-to-speech systems into a linguistic and an acoustic part. The algorithms which are used in these parts build the fundament of speech synthesis
The third Part presents Advanced Topics
Embedded TTS, inventory compression with standard codecs
Databases and tools
Adaptive personal features
Prosody, models of emotions
Multilinguality, special problems with tone languages
In the last part the auhtors describe key applications (automotive, telecommunication, etc.) and describe methods for evaluating the quality of TTS systems.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Advanced Topics - Applications and Evaluation - Fundamentals