[AI] Checking synthesizer pronounciation

Geetha Shamanna geetha at millernorbert.de
Sat Mar 8 02:22:43 EST 2008


There are two sentences in the list with which Eloquence could do better:
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
22) I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

Still, the results are very good.

Geetha
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "H P Kotian" <hpkotian at rbi.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 4:39 PM
Subject: [AI] Checking synthesizer pronounciation


> Hi folks
>
> I picked these sentences below in which some of the words are pronounced 
> differently or have different meaning with the same spelling.
>
> What I found, was Elequence pronounces it correctly in the correct context 
> while making it read in a continuous mode and  speaks it differently when 
> in a word by word mode. We can check different speech engines how they 
> handle such situations.
>
>
> 1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
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> 2) The farm was used to produce produce.
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> 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
>
> 4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
>
> 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
>
> 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
>
> 7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time
> to
> present the present.
>
> 8) At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a bass
> drum.
>
> 9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
>
> 10) I did not object to the object.
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> 11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
>
> 12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
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> 13) They were too close to the door to close it.
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> 14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
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> 15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
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> 16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
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> 17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
>
> 18) After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.
>
> 19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
>
> 20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
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> 21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
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> 22) I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.
>
> Harish.
>
>
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