An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis

  • Thierry Dutoit

Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-33
  3. From Text to Its Narrow Phonetic Transcription

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-36
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      Pages 57-70
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      Pages 129-174
  4. From Narrow Phonetic Transcription to Speech

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-176
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      Pages 177-200
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book


An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis is a comprehensive introduction to the subject. The author treats two areas of speech synthesis: Part I of the book concerns natural language processing and the inherent problems it presents for speech synthesis; Part II focuses on digital signal processing, with an emphasis on the concatenative approach. Both parts of the text guide the reader through the material in a step-by-step easy-to-follow way.
This is the first book to treat the topic of speech synthesis from the perspective of two different engineering approaches. The book will be of interest to researchers and students in phonetics and speech communication, in both academia and industry.


algorithms calculus communication digital signal processing grammar natural language natural language processing Parsing signal processing speech synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Thierry Dutoit
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculté Polytechnique de MonsMonsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0369-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5730-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-291X
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