A Text-To-Speech (TTS) synthesiser is a computer-based system that should be able to read any text aloud. This paper presents the design and implementation of a speech synthesiser for a PDA. Our implementation is based on FreeTTS by Sun Microsystems Inc. This paper focuses on the issues that arise during the development and the differences with the desktop synthesiser. We carry out detailed experiments on different platforms to show how the quality and speed of conversion varies. Our TTS implementation on a P DA, apart from being platform independent produces the same sound quality with a far less powerful processor than the desktop synthesiser on which it was based.
Cahill, Peter and Mtenzi, Fredrick
"Speech Synthesis for PDA,"
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