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Re: Memory TTS engines

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Andrew <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussions by and for dyslexic people <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 12 May 2004 07:35:40 +0100

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Hi Phil,
we are running speak out and I am looking to see if there are any stronger
quicker better programs?

We run pent 4 and 512 meg ram.

Speakout is limited to text function only not pdf

Andrew
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Teare, Artificial Relevance" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:26 PM
Subject: Re: [DYSLEXIA] Memory TTS engines


> Hi,
> I've just done a fairly extensive bit of research in to text to speech
> engines. What are the specs of the machine you will be using it on (speed,
> ram, space)?
>
> As yet I'm not selling any of them, so my advice is fairly impartial, but
> the research was professionally based. I've decided to go with
distributing
> the Microsoft voices because they work well on most systems and are free.
I
> also believe the UK female voice from Microsoft is the most intelligible
if
> not most natural voice, with a UK accent. If you are American and have a
> well resourced Win32 (2000 XP) then AT&T and Elan  are great (Elan's UK
> English have spiky inflections that - for me - wreck an otherwise great
> voice, and you can't remove them programmatically). If you're British and
> have a not so hot 2000, or XP  machine Scansoft are looking like the best
> bet. If you're British and have a 98 or under resourced machine
Microsoft's
> free engines are still the best.
>
> All these companies are continually improving their stuff. For example
> Scansoft may now support 98 (I'd have to check again). Elan's high-end
> voices are being developed at a rate of about 2 a year. I personally think
> their US voice is better than AT&T's, but they both use a lot of Space,
RAM
> and processor (to run smoothly).
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Phil Teare
> http://www.Dyslexia-Software.com
> - Extraordinary solutions for extraordinary people
>
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>
> E: [log in to unmask]
>     [log in to unmask]
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 6:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [DYSLEXIA] Memory
>
>
> > On the same line does anyone have any idea as to the best text to speach
> > engine?
> >
> > Andrew
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Larry Arnold" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 5:58 PM
> > Subject: Re: [DYSLEXIA] Memory
> >
> >
> > > I have a wonderful memory enhancement technology, its called Google :)
> > >
> > > Larry
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Discussions by and for dyslexic people
> > > > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of The Bodiens
> > > > Sent: 11 May 2004 02:15
> > > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > > Subject: [DYSLEXIA] Memory
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Baddeley, Director of the British Medical Research Council's Applied
> > > > Psychology Unit in Cambridge, knows "of no way in which the neural
> > systems
> > > > underlying memory can be systematically enhanced.  What we can
> > > > do, however,
> > > > is use the system we have more effectively."
> > > >
> > > > Miles has found that Acceleread Accelewrite seems to improve digit
> > memory
> > > > scores - the only intervention I know of where that seems to be the
> > case.
> > > >
> > > > Meanwhile, reading the most useful site - www.fabresearch.org  -
> > > > an absolute
> > > > MUST read for all parents and professionals in education - EFA
> > > > supplementation has been found in controlled studies to improve
> memory.
> > > > http://www.fabresearch.org/view_item.aspx?item_id=271   is an
> extremely
> > > > informative handout by Dr Alexandra Richardson.
> > > >
> > > > Philippa
> > > >
> > >
> > >
>
>

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