acronyms and US state names

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acronyms and US state names

Postby kanrad » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:50 pm

I have a TTS issue where its a persons name, but it is also the acronym for Kentucky.

the persons last name is Ky

and the TTS system is saying kentucky. has anyone run across this issue and if so is there any way to mitigate this problem?

thanxs in advance
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Postby Paul » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:43 pm

If an acronym is being utilized with swift and the word spoken for the acronym is not the appropriate word that is wanted there is a solution to get around this by utilizing the lexicon file. The lexicon.txt file can be created and modified in every voice directory to manipulate how certain words are being pronounced. So if the acronym is pronouncing the wrong word just simply make a lexicon entry for the acronym with the appropriate phonemes to the word that is wanted. For more information about the lexicon file along with a list of phoneme definitions please select the following link to the Cepstral F.A.Q. page: http://cepstral.com/cgi-bin/support?page=lexicon

I hope this helps.
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