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Comments on the Text to Speech "algorithm"

From: A
Subject: Comments on the Text to Speech "algorithm"
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 06:21:03 +0200

Let alone mp3 is a bad choice but why should file access be so bad? If
windows file system can't keep up, then some way to bundle the files
in a single (or few) data structure should do the trick. And if the
speech engine starts playing the file as soon as there are enough bits
to do so instead of reading the whole first.
I think it's more a problem of latency optimizations rather than
anything else on the current dual and multicore CPUs.

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 1:23 AM, Kenny Hitt <kenny at hittsjunk.net> wrote:
> Hi. ?That would probably be ok for reading books, but it
> would suck for a screen reader. ?One reason I haven't
> used Cepstral Swift much even though I own several voices, is it's not
> responsive enough for daily screen reading.
> The file access alone for so many mp3s would be aweful.
> ? ? ? ? ?Kenny
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:47:13PM +0100, marc wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I made this remark at the http://rmll.info last summer in Nantes.
>> I you have Text to Speech (TTS), the "old" way is to invent some
>> mathematical function and to generate a "sound" which is "close" (in
>> Hausdorf distance?) to the spoken words.
>> But these mathematical formulas date from times when computers
>> didn't have the possibilities to contain about 60.000 MP3s from a
>> human speaker. If we could organise it that way, the concatanation
>> of the words would be better than the mathematical contruction. ?And
>> if you learned how to make a higher sound at the end of a question,
>> you should be able to adapt the mp3 too.
>> Problem is: we will have to throw away a lot of work by
>> mathematicians... ?Mathematicians never had patents (the Greek would
>> be rich ;-). ?But we throw away a lot of stuff in computer science
>> ...
>> Marc
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