Giving CANDY to Children: User-Tailored Gesture Input Driving an Articulator-Based Speech Synthesizer

@article{Pausch1992GivingCT,
  title={Giving CANDY to Children: User-Tailored Gesture Input Driving an Articulator-Based Speech Synthesizer},
  author={Randy F. Pausch and Ronald D. Williams},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1992},
  volume={35},
  pages={58-66}
}
The CANDY Project ( Communication Assistance to Negate Disabilities in Youth) seeks to provide a realtime speech synthesizer for disabled individuals, particularly non-vocal children with cerebral palsy. Existing speech synthesizers convert user input into discrete linguistic or phonetic symbols which are converted into sound. Complicated sentences must be created by concatenating lower level symbols, precluding real-time conversational speech. We have developed an articulator-based speech… CONTINUE READING
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