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Lyrebird - An API for Speech Synthesis

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Read Text Out Loud with Verbose Text to Speech Software

1. New Product to Watch (HeadLines, 3rd Qtr, 2009)
In the morning paper recently, a product so new you can barely find it on Google, a design firm here in the Birmingham area has created a tool for the speech impaired that will be used on Apple's iPhone. Designed for speech impaired children, it will be wonderful for laryngectomees who can't speak because it speaks for you with a base of words that lets you rapidly form a sentence....or order from McDonalds or Starbucks. It uses the GPS to even offer you that menu as you walk in the store. Words like "Cool" and "Dude", are already programmed. I haven’t seen the part yet that lets you write new words but I do have the beta version on my iPhone.
This is being released, likely this month, July, as a free app for the iPhone.
From the B'ham News article:
"Locabulary" grew out of discussions the team at PUSH Product Design had with Drew Davis, a pediatric rehabilitation physician who is an assistant professor at UAB. Davis and another doctor treat about 4,000 patients in their practice, specializing in children and teens who have physical or cognitive disabilities, such as muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis or traumatic brain injuries.

Balabolka is a free text-to-speech engine that boasts quality and flexibility worthy of a paid app.

Screen readers are designed to give blind people access to information on a computer, tablet device or a mobile phone by reading the information using a synthetic voice rather than the user reading it with their eyes. This means you don't have to be able to see the device to use it. A screen reader does much more than just read text, it will allow you to navigate round your computer using speech. For instance, it can tell you:

Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program

The program can use SAPI 4.x/5.x voices and the Microsoft Speech Platform text-to-speech engines.

Pratsam Producer is a solution for the production of accessible digital publications such as DAISY books, either with or without audio. Pratsam Producer supports the production of accessible publications through speech synthesis and, for example, is an excellent way to quickly and automatically produce accessible newspapers.

The LumenVox TTS Server provides Text-to-Speech synthesis, turning written text into spoken speech. This technology allows any computer or IVR application to convey information to a user providing an accurate and affordable means of speech enabling your telephony platform or software application.

Microsoft text-to-speech voices - Wikipedia

ModelTalker Voice Recorder (MTVR) - A System for Capturing Individual Voices for Synthetic Speech.

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Multimedia Hindi Text-To-Speech (TTS) & Other Languages (Text, Images & Audio/Sound).

"Improving the Process of Automatically Extracting Diphones with Context-dependent Boundaries for Synthesized Speech." Presented at the 133rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Penn State, PA

ModelTalker Voice Recorder – An Interface System for Recorded a Corpus of Speech for Synthesis.
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    1. IPad has a great text to speech one for 2 dollars called “Speak it” at Apple store or go to iTunes and download.

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With Pratsam Producer it is possible to import and manage different file formats, such as PDF or XML. Pratsam Producer sorts the essential elements into a database and then exports various formats from the database, such as XHTML, DTBook, EPUB or Microsoft Word documents. This enables an optional manual post-editing and control of content before a speech synthesis production to DAISY or EPUB with audio.

An Introduction to text-to-speech synthesis

AND the quality of the voice is fantastic! You can chose from several
feminine or masculine voices and accents. I keep thinking some smart
engineering types must be looking at ways where all this speech synthesis
can be applied to devices so our ELs sound like human voices rather than the buzz. Or something along those lines. I bet something will come up along these lines, as technology keeps evolving...

A Short Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Pratsam Producer includes an advanced automatic comparison and verification of XML content versus PDF content, which is especially useful in regard to the quality control of accessible newspapers during automated production. The content can be stored on a daily basis for later use, which is useful when improving speech synthesis pronunciation.

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The LumenVox Text-to-Speech Server can be run on 32 or 64-bit versions Windows or Linux (Red Hat or CentOS), on any machine with a modern (2 GHz or better) processor, and at least 512 MB RAM. It is designed to be controlled via our C/C++ API or MRCP versions 1 or 2.

Ebook Electronic Speech Synthesis as PDF Download …

- [Narrator] The other huge component of the universal…windows platform voice and speech framework is this…concept of speech synthesis.…Now we covered this in an earlier session,…in the multimedia and printing session…and we're not going to extend that too much in our UWP app…but I do want to call out speech synthesis,…just to make sure that we understand that this is…extremely powerful scenario.…So, I mentioned earlier that we could have,…for example, the ability for our app to read the news…or read the weather, or to read a twitter timeline.…It's the speech synthesis API's that provide this…sort of functionality easily to a user.…

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