an idea for a s'ware

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  1. eesycho

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    Feb 12, 2008
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    Hi,i'm a new gay just joining in. I'd really appreciate it if you can give me an idea for this software I am hopping to develop.The softoare is supposed to recive a sample human voice and use this vioce to synthesize a speech from a text given to it by a user. I'd be looking forward for your response thanks.
     
  2. Papabravo

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    I don't see how you could possibly have enough information from a sample to reconstruct an arbitrary text. If you can control the sample and get say 80% of the required phonemes with some rules about how to fill in the rest then maybe you have a shot at it.

    What exactly are we voting on -- it makes no sense to me!
     
  3. beenthere

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    A voice midi system? And one that is able to take its samples from a few sentences spoken to it? I think we would be quite interested in your sampling methodology.
     
  4. Art

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    You might want to review the first few words of your post,
    not that it's a problem unless you are misrepresenting yourself ;)

    Take a look at the open source Flite speech engine.
    It will give you some idea how a typical speech engine has worked since the '80s.
     
  5. Dave

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    Have I read that correctly? It is effectively taking a spoken input and synthesising a completely different verbal speech based on the original input?

    Initially I thought this was a voice recognition exercise, but the objectives need to be clarified.

    I have also closed the poll.

    Dave
     
  6. Art

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    As I understand, it's a run of the mill speech engine supposed to learn how a particular
    Human sounds, and then mimick the sound of that Human in it's own regular speech.
    Maybe possible, but I don't think it will happen effectively given some arbitrary sample
    from the Human subject.

    A relatively tough project unless you are Miles Bennett Dyson,
    or have access to his material, or are a product of his work.
     
  7. thingmaker3

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    Sounds like something from Star Trek. Specifically from A Taste of Armegeddon wherein "Anan 7" uses nearly the exactly the described technology to fake Captain Kirk's voice. The only difference is "Anan 7" spoke into a mic rather than typing.

    I suspect this project will require much reading about the sounds comprising the human voice. I've read that a human infant will, in the first x months of life, make all the sounds a human is capable of making. In the next x months, they have limited themselves to the sounds of the language(s) commonly spoken in their presence. Getting that kind of range out of a short sample may prove an insurmountable challenge. Interesting nonetheless.
     
  8. chesart1

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