4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
We present a model of text analysis for text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis based on weighted finite-state transducers, which serves as the text-analysis module of the multilingual Bell Labs TTS system. The transducers are constructed using a lexical toolkit that allows declarative descriptions of lexicons, morphological rules, numeral-expansion rules, and phonological rules, inter alia. To date, the model has been applied to eight languages: Spanish, Italian, Romanian, French, German, Russian,Mandarin and Japanese.
Bibliographic reference. Sproat, Richard (1996): "Multilingual text analysis for text-to-speech synthesis", In ICSLP-1996, 1365-1368.