Signals and Communication Technology

Speech Synthesis

An Introduction for Engineers

Editors: Hoffmann, Rüdiger (Ed.)

  • Combines a profound introduction with a display of the recenct developments
  • Includes ad CD with a demo synthesis system as well as training material
  • Presents the outcome of two decades of teaching experience and research activities
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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 outlook 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 authors describe key applications (automotive, telecommunication, etc.) and describe methods for evaluating the quality of TTS systems.

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Fundamentals.- Advanced Topics.- Application and Evaluation.

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-19140-4
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  • Due: February 5, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-642-19139-8
  • book with CD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Speech Synthesis
Book Subtitle
An Introduction for Engineers
Editors
  • Rüdiger Hoffmann
Series Title
Signals and Communication Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19140-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19139-8
Series ISSN
1860-4862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
250
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