Text to speech, abbreviated as TTS, is a form of speech synthesis that converts text into spoken voice output. Text to speech systems were first developed to aid the visually impaired by offering a computer-generated spoken voice that would “read” text to the user.
TTS should not be confused with voice response systems. Voice response systems synthesize speech by concatenating sentences from a database of prerecorded words and are used for different purposes than TTS systems, which form sentences and/or phrases based on a language’s graphemes and phonemes. Voice response systems are limited to synthesizing sentences that contain only words that have been predetermined by the system.
TTS systems, in contrast, are theoretically capable of “reading” any string of text characters to form original sentences.
The de facto interface standard for scanners. Nearly all scanners come with a TWAIN driver, which makes them compatible with any TWAIN-supporting software. However, not all scanner software is TWAIN-compatible.
Short for twentieth of a point , a typographical measurement.
- T-1 carrier
A dedicated phone connection supporting data rates of 1.544Mbits per second. A T-1 line actually consists of 24 individual channels, each of which supports 64Kbits per second. Each 64Kbit/second channel can be configured to carry voice or data traffic. Most telephone companies allow you to buy just some of these individual channels, known as fractional […]
- T-3 carrier
A dedicated phone connection supporting data rates of about 43 Mbps. A T-3 line actually consists of 672 individual channels, each of which supports 64 Kbps. T-3 lines are used mainly by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) connecting to the Internet backbone and for the backbone itself. T-3 lines are sometimes referred to as DS3 lines.
Short for Transaction-SQL, an extended form of SQL that adds declared variables, transaction control, error and exceptionhandling and row processing to SQL��s existing functions. Microsoft SQL and Sybase both support T-SQL statements. Up until version 4.2, the Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase relational database were developed together to work together. It should be noted that […]