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By Thierry Dutoit

ISBN-10: 1402003692

ISBN-13: 9781402003691

ISBN-10: 9401157308

ISBN-13: 9789401157308

An advent to Text-to-Speech Synthesis is a complete advent to the topic. the writer treats parts of speech synthesis: half I of the ebook matters average language processing and the inherent difficulties it offers for speech synthesis; half II makes a speciality of electronic sign processing, with an emphasis at the concatenative method. either elements of the textual content consultant the reader in the course of the fabric in a step by step easy-to-follow manner.
This is the 1st publication to regard the subject of speech synthesis from the point of view of 2 assorted engineering ways. The ebook should be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in phonetics and speech communique, in either academia and industry.

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9. K. H. Schwartz, Principles of Neural Science, 2 nd edition, reproduced by permission of Appleton & Lange, copyright @ 1985, Appleton & Lange). It is often wrongly believed that the sensory information seized by each eye is processed by the contralateral hemisphere of the brain. What actually happens is that the neurons in each retina are separated in two groups, which respectively constitute the temporal and nasal hemiretinas. Both are projected to a different hemisphere, in a region called the lateral geniculate nucleus, in such a way that only the nasal pathways cross (Fig.

3. How do we read? To some extent, all of us are eminent linguists, the little but essential difference between us and them being self-consciousness. A quick examination of the many operations that are carried on when we read will now suffice to verify this profound insight. After all, is not the human being potentially able to correctly pronounce an unknown sentence, even from childhood? We all have, mainly unconsciously, a good knowledge of the reading rules of our native tongue. They were transmitted to us, in a simplified form, in elementary school, and we improve them year after year.

However, it would be a bold claim indeed to say that it is only a short step before the computer is likely to equal the human being in that respect. Despite the present state of our knowledge and techniques and the progress recently accomplished in the fields of signal processing and artificial intelligence, we would have to express some reservations. For, as will be seen, the 1 INTRODUCTION 15 reading process draws from the furthest depths, often unthought of, of the human intelligence. Let us bow to the facts: there is still a long way to HAL, the brilliant talking computer of 2001, A Space Odyssey.

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