NeoSpeech TTS Voices Successfully Pass Tests by Japanese ESL Students

September 29, 2012

NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech synthesis software can be applied to various English language educational markets around the world.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

NeoSpeech, a leader in text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled solutions, announced today that NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech English voices were tested and deemed “very helpful” by ESL (English as a Second Language) students in Kanto Gakuin and Tokyo Universities.

During the 2012 LET (Language Learning Technologies) seminar at Kanto Gakuin University, college students responded that there was no apparent difference between synthesized Text-to-Speech voices and recorded human voices.

The seminar separated the students with the same level of English proficiency into two groups. Group A listened to English phrases recorded by a native English speaker, and Group B listened to English phrases generated from NeoSpeech English speech synthesis Text-to-Speech engine. Both Group A and B took an exam and submitted their English comprehension test results. From the test results of both A and B groups, there was no difference in their performance result based on whether they listened to audio files provided by native speakers or by synthesized Text-to-Speech. The result demonstrates that NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech English voices can be used by professionals, students, and anyone who enjoys learning.

In another test at Tokyo University, researchers did a survey with four random groups of English as a Second Language students. Three out of the four groups responded that NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech would be “very helpful” with their learning, and one group “a bit” helpful.

With these results, NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech synthesis software can be applied to various English language educational markets around the world.

To read the original Japanese script: http://voicetext.jp/gv/pro_gve_case006.html.

For a free, interactive, text-to-speech demo from NeoSpeech: http://www.neospeech.com/.

About NeoSpeech

NeoSpeech, Inc. is a leading provider of text-to-speech (TTS) and speech-enabled solutions. The company offers flexible, innovative products for the mobile, enterprise, entertainment and education markets. NeoSpeech is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Visit http://www.NeoSpeech.com to experience world-class, natural-sounding TTS voices.

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