Fine-tune Speech Synthesis Using Text-to-Speech Markup

Chant VoiceMarkupKit

Avoid putting your end users to sleep with boring synthesized speech. You will be amazed at how adjusting the speed, adding pauses, injecting emphasis, and switching voices can break up the monotony of synthesized speech.

Text-to-speech (TTS) markup is text with imbedded indicators that control speech synthesis from the text. Speaking qualities such as the speed, pitch, emphasis, and word pronunciation may be tailored in reproducing speech from text.

A TTS grammar is a collection TTS markup. A text-to-speech engine (i.e., synthesizer) uses TTS markup to enhance its ability to synthesize speech from text and generate the audio for playback.

What is Markup Management?

Markup management enables you to:

  • fine-tune speech synthesis,
  • tailor synthesis for specific voices, and
  • integrate dynamic markup generation as part of deployed applications.

Applications benefits include:

  • enhanced quality of TTS playback,
  • added flexibility to use various synthesizers and tailor markup at runtime, and
  • expanded adaptability to run with available technology on the deployed system.

What is VoiceMarkupKit?

Chant VoiceMarkupKit is text-to-speech (TTS) markup language management software that enables you to generate TTS markup to enhance the playback quality when synthesizing.

The VoiceMarkupKit class library includes a voice markup management class that provides you a simple way to generate text-to-speech markup. Your application can markup text as part of its runtime operation to enable real-time customization and tailoring of your text-to-speech environment.

It simplifies the process of generating Microsoft SAPI 5, Nuance L&H Native Control Sequence, and W3C SSML markup language to use with your favorite speech synthesizers.

VoiceMarkupKit includes C++, C++Builder, Delphi, Java, .NET Framework, and Silverlight class library formats to support all your programming languages and sample projects for popular IDEs—such as the latest Visual Studio from Microsoft and RAD Studio from Embarcadero.

The class libraries can be integrated with 32-bit, 64-bit, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.

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