Text to speach: Heteronyms in English

Text to speach: Heteronyms in English

Postby al017 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:31 pm

Is there a solution for distinguishing heteronyms (words spelled the same, but pronounced differently) in English for test to speech.

For example, project (a noun "the project will be delayed") and project (a verb "to project a line on a surface") are pronounced with different stress, and TTS engines often guess wrong.

For Chinese, heteronyms can be distinguished by using Zhuyin. How about English?

This is a serious issue for Flashcards Deluxe software, limiting its usefulness.
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Re: Text to speach: Heteronyms in English

Postby Ernie » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:54 am

Hi. Let me get back to you tomorrow on this. Tomorrow I'll look at a possible solution. Note that this would be for Amazon Polly. I don't know of a way to change pronunciation for Siri or Android TTS.

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Re: Text to speach: Heteronyms in English

Postby al017 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:04 pm

Looking forward to your reply. If Amazon Polly can do this, it would solve the problem.
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Re: Text to speach: Heteronyms in English

Postby Ernie » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:19 am

I've responded using the other thread:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5448&start=0
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