Speech Synthesis - Signals and Communication Technology

by Rudiger Hoffmann

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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 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.

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Published
30/01/2015

Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K

ISBN
9783642191398


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