speech synthesizer


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speech synthesizer

Etymology: AS, spaec + Gk, synthesis, placing together
an electronic apparatus with a keyboard that produces sounds that imitate the human voice.

speech synthesizer

An electronic device for producing speech. Activated by a keyboard, it permits persons lacking the ability to speak to communicate.
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A Text-to-Speech API is a speech synthesizer that can convert normal language text into speech.
4) having no prior knowledge of speech synthesis system were asked to evaluate the quality of speech synthesizer.
Studies that have compared discourse presented in natural and synthetic speech with individuals without disabilities have revealed that the accuracy of comprehension is dependent on the quality of the speech synthesizer (Koul, 2003).
It uses cutting-edge technology including flat-panel monitors to display evidence, hearing amplification devices to make speech more audible, and a multi-lingual software speech synthesizer that will read aloud words displayed on a computer screen, translate them into multiple languages, and even output words to refreshable Braille displays if needed.
The Phrases program can click on red links to see program screens and along with the speech synthesizer provides quick communications for nonverbal users.
RealSpeak Pin-Yin also leverages RealSpeak technology and the speech synthesizer available in the current generation of SSFT6040 chips.
DECtalk technology is the smallest fully featured speech synthesizer in the world, offers personalized voices, and has extensive user controls to ensure optimum performance in real-world applications.
Also, data from sentence verification tasks reflect slower reaction times to judge th e truth of sentences spoken by a speech synthesizer than for natural speech sentences (Pisoni, Manous, & Dedina, 1987).
Unfortunately, the customized lists aren't digitized, so the speech synthesizer that recites the words is often hard to understand.
JAWS for Windows comes with a built-in software-based speech synthesizer called "Eloquence.
Even though she is blind, she uses a speech synthesizer and screen-reading software to read, do research, write papers and letters.
For example, said Raskind, for students with a reading disability, holistic/constructivists might recommend a computer with a speech synthesizer.