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ROBERT MANNELL - RESEARCH PAGES

Development of a dictionary database for a text-to-speech system

The development of any dictionary is an extremely time-consuming task. This project received a small amount of funding in the mid-1990's but was only partially completed. It also received some additional funding in 1999-2000. Additionally, hundreds of hours of unfunded work have been devoted to this task since the mid-1990's. I would estimate that the entire task is now about 80% complete.

Click here for detailed information on the current structure of the MU-Talk dictionary.

Relevant Papers

Mannell R.H., & Clark J.E., (1987) "Text-to-speech rule and dictionary development", Speech Communication 6, 1987, pp 317- 324.

Mannell R.H., & Clark J.E., (1986) "Text-to-speech rule and dictionary development", Proceedings of the First Australian Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Canberra, Nov. 1986. pp 14-19