An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis

An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis

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This is the first book to treat two areas of speech synthesis: natural language processing and the inherent problems it presents for speech synthesis; and digital signal processing, with an emphasis on the concatenative approach. The text guides the reader through the material in a step-by-step easy-to-follow way. The book will be of interest to researchers and students in phonetics and speech communication, in both academia and industry.
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  • Hardback | 285 pages
  • 160.5 x 251 x 23.1mm | 630.5g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997
  • XXIII, 285 p.
  • 0792344987
  • 9780792344988

Table of contents

List of Figures. Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. Part One: From Text to its Narrow Phonetic Transcription. 2. Grammars, Inference, Parsing, and Transduction. 3. NLP Architectures for TTS Synthesis. 4. Morpho-Syntactic Analysis. 5. Automatic Phonetization. 6. Automatic Prosody Generation. Part Two: From Narrow Phonetic Transcription to Speech. 7. Synthesis Strategies. 8. Linear Prediction Synthesis. 9. Hybrid Harmonic/ Stochastic Synthesis. 10. Time-Domain Algorithms. 11. Conclusions and Perspectives. Index.
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About Thierry Dutoit

Thierry Dutoit graduated as an electrical engineer and PhD from the Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium, in 1988 and 1993, respectively. He is now assistant professor at the Faculte Polytechnique de Mons and consultant for AT&T Labs Research in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA. He is the author of the widely acclaimed MBROLA high quality free speech synthesis project.
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