In response to the latest post in the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS):
- Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality,
- Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech,
- Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course,
- Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products,
- Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning, and
- Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.
Javed Alam pointed me to a couple of Text-to-Speech eLearning Examples, so I thought I’d capture a few of the examples here. I would welcome pointers to additional examples!
Example #1 - Introduction to Venice - Qwiki uses Text-to-Speech in really interesting ways.
Example #2 - CompUSA Dealer Training - Legal Issues - Legal services presentation on a company web site
Example #3 - Calculating Usain Bolt's Power - Math derivation.
Example #4 - Jane Eyre Meets Mr. Rochester in the Garden
Example #5 - Concepts of Calculus with Professor Paul
Example #6 - Magic PowerPoint Voices – Dialog between Paul and Heather synched with animations
Example #7 - A bit older example using NeoSpeech 1.0
Example #8 "Degree of Freedom E-Lecture with Animated Agent" - a bit older with an animated agent.
Want to See Your Course as an Example?
Dr. Joel Harband has made an offer to create some brief examples using PowerPoint-based courses that a corporation had developed using a real voice. He would need the original PowerPoint presentation of the course together with the narration script that was used. He could then create part or all of the course using TTS voices instead and we could demo the result. Of course, I would want to show the original so we can show a comparison. If you would like to do this, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And, if you have any questions at this point in the series on the use of Text-to-Speech, please ask away.