A unit selection text-to-speech synthesis system optimized for use with screen readers

  title={A unit selection text-to-speech synthesis system optimized for use with screen readers},
  author={Aimilios Chalamandaris and Sotiris Karabetsos and Pirros Tsiakoulis and Spyros Raptis},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics},
Currently, unit-selection text-to-speech technology is the common approach for near-natural speech synthesis systems. Such systems provide an important aid for blind or partially-sighted people, when combined with screen reading software. However, although the overall quality of the synthetic speech achieved by such systems can be quite high, this fact alone does not guarantee a high level of user satisfaction. Many issues have to be coped with in order to fulfill users' expectations when… CONTINUE READING
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