4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Adapting a TTS System to a Reading Machine for the Blind

Thomas Portele, Jürgen Krämer

Institut für Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik, Universität Bonn, Germany

Synthesis systems that convert orthographic text into speech usually make assumptions about the input that are no longer valid when used in combination with a scanner and OCR software.This paper describes our experience of adapting our TTS system for use use in such a reading machine.

As synthesis systems move from the laboratory to applications, some surprises may be in store. This paper is intended to share our experiences with other developers in order to prevent them from repeating our mistakes.

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Bibliographic reference.  Portele, Thomas / Krämer, Jürgen (1996): "Adapting a TTS system to a reading machine for the blind", In ICSLP-1996, 184-187.