By Thierry Dutoit
An advent to Text-to-Speech Synthesis is a accomplished advent to the topic. the writer treats parts of speech synthesis: half I of the booklet matters usual language processing and the inherent difficulties it offers for speech synthesis; half II makes a speciality of electronic sign processing, with an emphasis at the concatenative technique. either components of the textual content advisor the reader during the fabric in a step by step easy-to-follow manner.
This is the 1st ebook to regard the subject of speech synthesis from the viewpoint of 2 varied engineering methods. The publication can be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in phonetics and speech communique, in either academia and industry.
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