Text to Speech: A Simple Tutorial
D.Sasirekha1, E.Chandra2

1D.Sasirekha, Computer Science ,Research Scholar, Karpagam University, Coimabtore, India.
2Dr.E.Chandra, Dean, School Of Computer Studies, Dr. S.N.S. Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India.

Manuscript received on February 15, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on February 20, 2012. | Manuscript published on March 05, 2012. | PP: 275-285 | Volume-2 Issue-1, March 2012. | Retrieval Number: A0435022112/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Research on Text to Speech (TTS) conversion is a large enterprise that shows an impressive improvement in the last couple of decades. This article has two main goals. The first goal is to summarize the published literatures on Text to Speech (TTS), with discussing about the efforts taken in each paper. The second goal is to describe specific tasks concentrated during Text to Speech (TTS) conversion namely, Preprocessing & text detection, Linearization, Text normalization, prosodic phrasing, OCR, Acoustic processing and Intonation. We illustrate these topics by describing the TTS synthesis. This system will be highly useful for an illiterate and vision impaired people to hear and understand the content, where they face many problems in their daily life due to the differences in their script system. This paper starts with the introduction to some basic concepts on TTS synthesis, which will be useful for the readers who are less familiar in this area of research.

Keywords: TTS.