Morphology and rhyming: two powerful alternatives to letter-to-sound rules for speech synthesis

@inproceedings{Coker1990MorphologyAR,
  title={Morphology and rhyming: two powerful alternatives to letter-to-sound rules for speech synthesis},
  author={Cecil H. Coker and Kenneth Ward Church and Maik Y. Liberman},
  booktitle={SSW},
  year={1990}
}
Most speech synthesizers have tended to depend on letter-to-sound rules for most words, and resort to a small ‘‘exceptions dictionary’’ of about 5000 words to cover the more serious gaps in the letterto-sound rules. The Bell Laboratories Text-toSpeech system, TTS, takes a radical dictionarybased approach; dictionary methods (with morphological and analogical extensions) are used for the vast majority of words. Only a fraction of a percent (0.5% of words overall; 0.1% of lowercase words) are… CONTINUE READING
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