However, it is possible to combine this speech synthesis
technology with ASR to make a speech dialogue system as an application," stated Kazuhiro Watanabe, research manager at Fujitsu's speech and language technologies lab, in an email.
Existing speech synthesis
technology, vastly used in society, can read-out a range of texts, but monotonously.
Masahiro Morita, Senior Research Scientist, Corporate Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, said: "Toshiba produces various products and we have been developing speech synthesis
technology to be installed in products like mobile phones and iPads.
Current state-of-art speech synthesis
generates natural sounding speech by using large number of speech units.
CSR plc (LSE: CSR), a provider of personal wireless technology products, announced on Friday (26 April) that its BlueCore5-Multimedia platform now supports integrated speech synthesis
, also known as text-to-speech (TTS), and speech recognition (SR) functionality.
4) A total integration module that controls collaborative operation of the speech recognition engine, the machine translation engine, and the speech synthesis
engine realizing automatic translation on a single processor for mobile phones.
The Speech Interface Framework [also] includes markup languages for speech synthesis
, speech grammars and reusable dialog components," Raggett says.
has announced development of speech synthesis
technology that can create a variety of high-quality synthetic voices in a short period of time, and that can convey information in a tone that is appropriate for the usage scenario or usage environment.
Three interesting new technologies and exciting applications are prosody-based speech synthesis
, speech classifiers, and brain-computer interfaces.
English, Turkish, and Tibetan), multiplatform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris) speech synthesis
system written in Java.