Speech synthesis examples

Speech synthesis tools and resources

Software, Tools

Synthetic voices

History of speech synthesis

The earliest serious attempts at generating speech artificially date back to the 18th century, when Wolfgang van Kempelen built a mechanical speech synthesizer. Here's a great collection of links on the history of synthesis from the 18th century to the first commercial formant synthesizers in the eighties.

Articulatory speech synthesis

The idea in articulatory speech synthesis is to generate speech by modelling articulator movements (e.g. in the form of vocal tract configurations) and then computing from these the acoustic output. A challenge in articulatory speech synthesis is collecting training data.

Betreut von: Dr. Antje Schweitzer, Stuttgart