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Speech Synthesis

An Introduction for Engineers

Hoffmann, Rüdiger (Ed.)

2015, 250 p. With CD-ROM.

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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
  • HMM synthesis
  • 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

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Signals & Communication

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Introduction.- Fundamentals.-Advanced Topics.- Application and Evaluation.

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