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Sue Hertz

Articles by Sue Hertz

Speech Profiles: A Window on Speech at L&H

Lernout & Hauspie has been an international leader in the development of speech technology for numerous commercial applications, and since their September, 1997 alliance with Microsoft has been one of the most closely watched companies in the industry.

How TTS Works: The Technology Behind Text

Unlimited vocabulary speech synthesis, or text-to-speech (TTS), has had an impressive history over the last two decades. During this time, it has moved out of the laboratory and onto the desktop. A variety of TTS systems are now available; such systems are becoming increasingly natural-sounding, intelligible, and even expressive. Yes, TTS technology is here today, and cost-effective applications that utilize it are starting to proliferate.