Houghton Mifflin Chooses AT&T Natural Voices Spanish TTS from Wizzard Software to Provide Voices for Reference Book
PITTSBURGH - Houghton Mifflin Company has licensed ATandT Natural Voices for Server as the Spanish voice behind their reference book, The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary. Boston-based Houghton Mifflin Company is an educational publisher with more than $1 billion in sales. Houghton Mifflin publishes textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for elementary and secondary schools and colleges.
"We selected ATandT's Natural Voices speech engine because of its high quality, human-sounding output," said David Langevin, vice president, director of electronic markets for Houghton Mifflin Company's Trade and Reference Division. "Compared to other TTS engines on the market that offer Spanish voices, we believe Natural Voices to be the best."
ATandT Natural Voices is used not only in the online versions of The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary, but also in Houghton Mifflin's reference book software, eReferenceEspañol, which includes The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary. eReferenceEspañol allows user to translate from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.
When users want to hear the pronunciation and definition, they click an audio icon and listen to the words being read aloud.