May 19, 2005

Conversational Computers

Great article in the June Scientific American about efforts at IBM to create normal-sounding synthetic speech. They call it "concatenative speech synthesis" and it builds on phonemes required for particular words. The article is available for Hampshire folks via EBSCO's Academic Search Premier. But there's a great chart which illustrates how real words become syntheetic words, so if you can look at the print issue, you'll see that as well.

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