NeoSpeech is a company that specializes in Text-To-Speech (TTS) software for embedded devices, mobile, desktop, and network/server applications. NeoSpeech was originally founded by two speech engineers in Fremont, California in 2002. NeoSpeech is privately held, headquartered in Santa Clara, California. NeoSpeech created the Text2Speech Blog.
VoiceText speech synthesis is the NeoSpeech software component that generates synthesized voice from a given input text, essentially turning text into speech. NeoSpeech uses Unit Selection Synthesis (USS), which utilizes large databases of recorded sound segments to create synthesized speech. The VoiceText TTS Engine is mainly used to build custom stand-alone TTS applications such as AAC (Augmentative and alternative communication) products, gaming software, automated loud speaker/paging systems, educational software, and language learning apps. It also can be used simply to output a voice from an input text using a provided desktop TTS program.
Languages include US and UK variants of English, Mexican Spanish, Canadian French, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, with a variety of male and female voices.
The software is available for
- Desktop: Microsoft Windows, Unix/Linux/Solaris
- Mobile: iOS, Android, Windows CE
- Other: TRON Project, QNX, Nucleus RTOS
- Speech synthesis
- Natural language processing
- Speech processing
- List of screen readers
- Comparison of speech synthesizers
- Voicetext markup language
- Text2Speech Blog
- Gigmaz Online. "Stephen Hawking chooses a new voice".
- Adobe Captivate 4 text-to-speech converter | Download location
- SpeechTech magazine. "NeoSpeech Enhances TTS for ADA Compliance". May 31, 2013.
- AiSquared's ZoomText Speech synthesis
- Global Accessibility News Americas. "Neospeech Text-to-Speech offers enhanced accessibility in compliance with the ADA". May 31, 2013.
- Kurzweil 1000 Windows Version 13 / Features and Highlights
- SpeechTech magazine. "NeoSpeech TTS Powers New Japanese Learning App". June 17, 2013.
- OnDemand Text to Speech