Syntex — Unrestricted Conversion of Text to Speech for German

  • Wolfgang Kulas
  • Hans-Wilhelm Rühl
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 16)


This paper is intended to give an overview over the SYNTEX system, a text-to-speech software for the German language designated to control phoneme synthesizers. Descriptions of the algorithms used for word structure analysis, letter-to-sound conversion, computing of word accent, sentence parsing, and generating an intonation contour are given. The software runs on a small microprocessor system much faster than real-time.


Basic Cluster Function Word Sentence Level Consonant Cluster Word Group 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kulas
    • 1
  • Hans-Wilhelm Rühl
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und AkustikRuhr-Universität BochumGermany

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