Text-to-speech (TTS) is a technology that converts written text into lifelike speech. It involves breaking down the text into individual words and then using speech synthesis algorithms to generate sound that resembles human speech.
The process consists of three main steps:
- Text analysis: the written text is analyzed and divided into small segments such as phonemes, syllables, and words.
- Sound generation: the TTS system uses pre-recorded audio samples of sounds or phonemes to generate sound for each segment of the text.
- Speech synthesis: the sound segments are combined to generate a smooth and natural-sounding speech output.
The TTS technology can be used to read out loud a text message or a news article. The TTS system will convert the written text into spoken words that you can listen to. Another example is using TTS technology in GPS navigation systems to give voice-guided directions.
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a branch of computer science that enables machines to interpret and comprehend human language for various tasks.
A natural language is a language used as a native tongue by a group of speakers, such as English, Spanish, Mandarin, etc.
Large Language Model (LLM)
A Large Language Model (LLM) is an advanced artificial intelligence system that processes and generates human language.