5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

A Name Announcement Algorithm with Memory Size and Computational Power Constraints

Ze'ev Roth (1), Judith Rosenhouse (2)

(1) DSP Group, Israel
(2) Technion, Israel

This paper describes an algorithm for name (surnames and personal names) announcement in American English implemented on DSP Group's SmartCores (registered trade-mark) digital signal processor (dsp) core. The name announcement module is targeted for low cost applications therefore the amount of memory that can be allocated for dictionaries, program code, and runtime parameters is limited. The required response time of 0.5 seconds limits the computations performed in the linguistic analysis phase of each name. The synthesis scheme is limited by the real time capacity of the processor (since this task may be performed in parallel with other real time tasks).

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Bibliographic reference.  Roth, Ze'ev / Rosenhouse, Judith (1998): "A name announcement algorithm with memory size and computational power constraints", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0280.