Spraakmaker: a text-to-speech system for the Dutch language

H.C. Leeuwen, van, E. Lindert, te

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    Abstract

    Spraakmaker integrates a number of modules resulting from the combined efforts of several institutes in the Netherlands which aim at doing research in the field of automatic text-to-speech conversion. Spraakmaker is intended as a demonstration model for Dutch as well as a flexible tool for future research. In its design, Spraakmaker differs from most other existing text-to-speech systems. This paper first discusses the general language-independent framework on which Spraakmaker is built, which concerns the data structure used to store relevant data for the text-to-speech process and the general means of control. Then Spraakmaker is discussed as a specific implementation, which illustrates the use of the data structure and how linguistic modules operate on this structure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)40-49
    Number of pages10
    JournalIPO Annual Progress Report
    Volume25
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

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    Leeuwen, van, H. C., & Lindert, te, E. (1990). Spraakmaker: a text-to-speech system for the Dutch language. IPO Annual Progress Report, 25, 40-49.