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From text to speech (speech synthesis)

From text to speech (speech synthesis)

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Translate and Speak How to Use ImTranslator Translate and Speak • How to translate text and listen to the translation Do the following:• make sure that the Translate check mark box is ON• choose the target language for translation• adjust the speed of the voice• enter text or copy and paste text into the text window• press the Translate & Speak button Download Gnuspeech 0.5 Free - An extensible, text-to-speech package, based on real-time, articulatory, speech-synthesis-by-rules That is, Gnuspeech converts text strings into phonetic descriptions, aided by a pronouncing dictionary, letter-to-sound rules, rhythm and intonation models; transforms the phonetic descriptions into parameters for a low-level articulatory synthesiser; and uses these to drive an articulatory model of the human vocal tract producing an output suitable for the normal sound output devices used by GNU/Linux. The synthesiser is a tube resonance, or waveguide model that accurately models the behaviour of the real vocal tract. The associated modules are those used to develop the original spoken English databases, and they could be used for other languages. Gnuspeech is suitable for linguistic research and psycho-acoustic. Here are some key features of "Gnuspeech":

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Speech synthesis Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous people using speech synthesis to communicate Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech. A computer system used for this purpose is called a speech synthesizer, and can be implemented in software or hardware products. A text-to-speech (TTS) system converts normal language text into speech; other systems render symbolic linguistic representations like phonetic transcriptions into speech.[1] The quality of a speech synthesizer is judged by its similarity to the human voice and by its ability to be understood clearly.

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Phonetic transcription Phonetic transcription versus orthography[edit] The pronunciation of words in many languages, as distinct from their written form (orthography), has undergone significant change over time. Pronunciation can also vary greatly among dialects of a language. Traditional orthography in some languages, particularly French and English, often differs from the pronunciation. speech What is gnuspeech? gnuspeech makes it easy to produce high quality computer speech output, design new language databases, and create controlled speech stimuli for psychophysical experiments. gnuspeechsa is a cross-platform module of gnuspeech that allows command line, or application-based speech output. The software has been released as two tarballs that are available in the project Downloads area of Those wishing to contribute to the project will find the OS X (gnuspeech) and CMAKE (gnuspeechsa) sources in the Git repository on that same page. The gnuspeech suite still lacks some of the database editing components (see the Overview diagram below) but is otherwise complete and working, allowing articulatory speech synthesis of English, with control of intonation and tempo, and the ability to view the parameter tracks and intonation contours generated. The intonation contours may be edited in various ways, as described in the Monet manual.

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