RE: TTS for Semitic languages

> TTS engines are designed to automatically insert vowels
All semitic tts engines Dave? Not from what we are told by
a lady from Israel.

The question was intended to find out how good such insertion is,
if anyone has experience of same.

We've unvalidated information that the success rate is as low as 60%.

regards DaveP

> > I was discussing TTS for Semitic languages with the WAI 
> group the other
> > day, and we had some general questions that I was hoping people with
> > experience in the area might have be able to offer some input.
> >
> > The questions center on experiences when rendering text with versus
> > without vowels.  A human would most likely not have problems reading
> > something written whether or not it contained any vowels 
> (assuming the
> > person spoke the language).  How does a TTS engine do 
> though?  Is the
> > output reasonable when no vowels are present in the input?  
> I'm not sure
> > how to qualify reasonable - either "the output is 
> understandable", or
> > possibly something more quantitative, possibly "60% of the words are
> > pronounced correctly".
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jeff
> >


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Received on Friday, 8 August 2003 08:33:31 UTC