TitleListen to your email: Intelligent text-to-speech
CreditsMalsheen, Bathsheba J.
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionFrom University Video Communications' catalog:
"In the past, text had to be perfect to be intelligible and sound natural when converted to computer speech. In this lecture, Bathsheba Malsheen defines text-to-speech technology, its commercial implications, levels of application complexity and application specific improvements. With the latest advances in text-to-speech technology, even poorly formatted and ungrammatical text, such as email messages, can be preprocessed through a set of context-sensitive rules which expand abbreviations and short forms to achieve a satisfactory result."