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Blankinship, Erik and Beckwith, Richard (2001): Tools for expressive text-to-speech markup. In: Marks, Joe and Mynatt, Elizabeth D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 11 - 14, 2001, Orlando, Florida. pp. 159-160. Available online

This paper describes handicapped accessible text-to-speech markup software developed for poetry and performance. Most text-to-speech software allows the user to select a voice, but provides no control over performance parameters such as rate, volume, and pitch. For users with vocal disabilities, the default "computer voice" is often dreaded since it provides no personalization. Evolving standards exist for text-to-speech markup (Sable, Java Speech Markup Language, Spoken Text Markup Language), but few tools exist for non-experts to modify documents using these prosody options [1, 5]. Furthermore, we could find fewer tools allowing for straightforward live performance using a synthesized voice [3]. Thus we created an easy to learn text-to-speech markup tool that requires little training to use.

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Smith, Brian K., Blankinship, Erik, III, Alfred Ashford, Baker, Michael and Hirzel, Timothy (2000): Image Maps: Exploring Urban History through Digital Photography. In: Ishida, Toru and Isbister, Katherine (eds.) Digital Cities - Technologies Experiences and Future Perspectives September, 2000, Kyoto, Japan. pp. 326-337. Available online

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Smith, Brian K., Blankinship, Erik, III, Alfred Ashford, Baker, Michael and Hirzel, Timothy (1999): Inquiry with imagery: historical archive retrieval with digital cameras. In: ACM Multimedia 1999 1999. pp. 405-408. Available online

 
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