Re: Text to speech programs
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 14:43:21 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-07-24 11:01:48 EDT, you write:

<< Speech to text programs have gotten a lot better in the last few years but

text to speech programs have not, they sound as bad as they did 5 years ago.

I'm not talking about nuances in inflection or voice fonts, if it sounded as

well as a half asleep human with a bad tooth and a head cold I'd be happy.
I'm no expert on either technology but it would seem to me that text to
speech would be much easier than the other way round, yet less progress has
been made, anybody know why?

John K Clark

All they need to do is to get someone to record their voice for each word,
probably a few different times, with different stresses each time. The
problem comes in assembling the grammar to fit which stressed words should be
used. Does typical grammar apply here or are there new forms of language
composition/evaluation that can be applied?

danny (some dumb kid)