Accession Number:

ADA459694

Title:

Speech Synthesis by Rule: An Acoustic Domain Approach

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

215.0

Abstract:

A novel approach to speech synthesis by rule is presented and evaluated. A discrete set of input symbols is converted to continuous control signals for driving a serial terminal analog speech synthesizer. The synthesizer converts the control signals to a continuous acoustic output. The synthesizer was simulated on a digital computer. The input set is a linguistic description of the utterance. It includes information about which phonemes are present, which vowels are stressed, and where sentence and word boundaries and pauses occur.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE