IVR for Banking and Residential Telephone Subscribers Using Stored Messages Combined with a New Number-to-Speech Synthesis Method

  • Gábor Olaszy
  • Géza Németh
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 498)


This paper describes the phonetic analysis of spoken numbers and a special approach used to achieve high quality number-to-speech (NTS) synthesis for IVR systems. The new solution provides the possibility of combining synthesized numbers with stored speech messages for professional teleinformatic applications where numbers have to be pronounced automatically (telebanking systems, ordering services, industrial information systems). Examples for English, German, Portuguese and Hungarian are given.

Key words

Number-to-Speech Phonetic Rules Speech Synthesis Message Concatenation 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gábor Olaszy
    • 1
  • Géza Németh
    • 2
  1. 1.Phonetics Laboratory, Research Institute for LinguisticsHungarian Academy of SciencesHungary
  2. 2.Dept. of Telecommunications and TelematicsTechnical University of BudapestHungary

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