[Wikipedia-l] Re: Text-to-speech

Timwi timwi at gmx.net
Sat Aug 14 00:19:22 UTC 2004

Magnus Manske wrote:

> I just found an AT&T demo site for text-to-speech synthesis:
> http://www.research.att.com/projects/tts/demo.html
> which appears to generate *way* better speech than I got from other 
> (local installation) demos.

Well, personally, I find it rather disappointing, and I have heard 
better ones even several years ago.  However, it would certainly be 
pretty cool to have Wikipedia articles as sound files.

This might even combine well with the validation feature.  We could ask 
them to synthesise an article whenever it reaches a certain level of 
validation.  That way, even though Wikipedia can be edited by anyone, 
people would not be able to abuse the system to use the software for 
their own purposes.


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