The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 25-28, 1990
Autrans, France

Text Analysis System with Automatic Letter to Allophone Conversion for a Spanish Text-To-Speech Synthesizer

Miguel ┴. Rodriguez-Crespo, JosÚ G. Escalada-Sardina

Telefonica I+D, Madrid, Spain

In this paper we describe a text analysis system that performs all the necessary steps to extract as much information as possible from unrestricted plain Spanish text, in order to give it as input to a units concatenation based speech synthesizer. We have developed a set of computer programs, in C language, to make a computer simulation of the analysis system and to evaluate its performance. This analysis system is a part of a Spanish TTS that is being developed by Telefonica I + D and AT&T Bell Labs.


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Bibliographic reference.  Rodriguez-Crespo, Miguel ┴. / Escalada-Sardina, JosÚ G. (1990): "Text analysis system with automatic letter to allophone conversion for a Spanish text-to-speech synthesizer", In SSW1-1990, 105-108.