The Bell Labs German text-to-speech system

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The Bell Labs German text-to-speech system
In this paper we present an overview of the German version of the Bell Labs text-to-speech system, a high-quality concatenative synthesis system with extensive text analysis capabilities. We discuss problems of text analysis, and our solutions to these problems, including: the integration of text normalization tasks into linguistic text analysis; the capability to morphologically analyze compounds and unseen words; name analysis and pronunciation. We briefly describe the prosodic components of the text-to-speech system and their underlying duration and intonation models. Finally, the phonetically motivated structure of the acoustic inventory is presented.
Bernd Möbius
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Updated 22 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 1999
Where CSL
Authors Bernd Möbius
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