Design of an advanced Text-To-Speech system for Afrikaans

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Mashao, Daniel en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Rousseau, Francois en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T10:53:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T10:53:20Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Rousseau, F. 2006. Design of an advanced Text-To-Speech system for Afrikaans. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5112
dc.description Word processed copy.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 87-92).
dc.description.abstract Afrikaans is the home language to approximately six million people in South Africa. The need for an Afrikaans TTS system comes with the growing interest in integrating speech technology in all eleven languages of the country. The ultimate goal here is to enable communication between man and machine using speech. This can be achieved with the use of speech technology by implementing multilingual technological systems that all the people in South Africa can understand and relate to. Understandability, flexibility, naturalness and pleasantnedd are the requirements of an advanced TTS system. The technique of concatentative speech synthesis has been the most successful in meeting all these requirements. The Festival speech synthesis system uses two popular concatenative techniques to design new TTS systems in different languages. The techniques are: diphone concatenative synthesis (DCS) and unit selection synthesis (USS). en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Design of an advanced Text-To-Speech system for Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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