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Text to Speech
User: fire7earth
Date: 4/24/2008 5:09 pm
Views: 3470
Rating: 14

Would using a text to speech engine to read documents be a legitimate source of generating audio instead of manually reading it?

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Re: Text to Speech
User: nsh
Date: 4/25/2008 12:24 am
Views: 262
Rating: 16
no

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Re: Text to Speech
User: fire7earth
Date: 4/25/2008 1:41 pm
Views: 156
Rating: 18

Ok, is there a reason why its not, or do you just not like synthetic voices?

 

Thanks 

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Re: Text to Speech
User: dano
Date: 4/25/2008 9:33 am
Views: 175
Rating: 15
depends on the target and the text.

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Re: Text to Speech
User: fire7earth
Date: 4/25/2008 1:47 pm
Views: 190
Rating: 25

What do you mean by target? I was under the impression that large quatities of audio with transcripts are needed. One of the possible sources listed is Wikipedia's audio library. Why wouldn't a synthetic voice reading articles that don't have a natural voice readings be usable?

 

Thanks 

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Re: Text to Speech
User: kmaclean
Date: 4/25/2008 7:27 pm
Views: 201
Rating: 15

Hi fire7earth,

this was already discussed  in this thread:

Humans are great, but why not use commercial (and OSS) text to speech engines too?

Ken 

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Re: Text to Speech
User: fire7earth
Date: 4/25/2008 7:56 pm
Views: 1225
Rating: 20
Thanks!

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