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Analysis and Word Pronunciation in Text-to-speech Synthesis

  title={Analysis and Word Pronunciation in Text-to-speech Synthesis},
  author={Mark Y. Liberman and Kenneth Ward Church and T Bell and Mountain Ave. and Murray Hill},
Text analysis includes such things as dividing the text into words and sentences, assigning syntactic categories to words, grouping the words within a sentence into phrases, identifying and expanding abbreviations, recognizing and analyzing expressions such as dates, fractions, and amounts of money, and so on. Word pronunciation is the problem of translating orthographic words -words in ordinary spelling -into phonological words -words whose sound is expressed in a sort of rationalized spelling… 
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