First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

The Synthesis of Dialectal Variation in English and Spanish

Mariscela Amador-Hernandez, Bathsheba J. Malsheen

Centigram Communications Corporation, San Jose, California, USA

At present, users of text-to-speech products can select either male or female voice, or even a multitude of different languages for various applications. However, the next generation of text-to-speech converters will need to provide additional features, such as the capability of switching from one dialect of a language to another. This paper shows that if a given language, other dialects can easily be derived from the base dialect. This paper will provide a strategy for synthesizing examples of different dialects of English and Spanish.

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Bibliographic reference.  Amador-Hernandez, Mariscela / Malsheen, Bathsheba J. (1990): "The synthesis of dialectal variation in English and Spanish", In ICSLP-1990, 877-880.