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Comment on "Alex: An Unsung Hero of Leopard"
by Naseer Khan — Mar 09
Hmm... I think the main point of any speech synthesis is to make a computer sound like a human -- of contemporary means. Proper grammar aside, the idea is that there are different forms of pronouncing the same word (hey, who made this language?)... and any smart computer should be trained to separate colloquial distinction. All sides agree that this is a mess but isn't that what makes it a challenge...!!!

Alex is a great improvement, but it can't be said to be the end of the road, especially the way Apple pumped it up in the unveiling. Besides it can't even pronounce my name correctly.

--Naseer (try "Nuhcier")
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