A prototype of a general-purpose stand-alone text-to-speech system has been built that converts text in normal Dutch orthography into speech. This paper describes the development and features of this system. It uses a rule-based grapheme-phoneme conversion and speech synthesis based on diphone concatenation and a formant synthesizer chip. The hardware is built around an 68000 microprocessor.
|Title of host publication||Analysis and synthesis of speech : strategic research towards high-quality text-to-speech generation|
|Editors||V.J. Heuven, van, L.C.W. Pols|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, New York|
|Publisher||Mouton de Gruyter|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
Deliege, R. J. H. (1993). A stand-alone text-to-speech system. In V. J. Heuven, van, & L. C. W. Pols (Eds.), Analysis and synthesis of speech : strategic research towards high-quality text-to-speech generation (pp. 309-316). (Speech research; Vol. 11). Mouton de Gruyter.