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Text SaysYou Should SayListen
Des Moines City of Health Dept of City of Des Moines, Department of Health
NYSE IBM +2.13 183.43 One the NYSE, IBM was up two thirteen to one eighty three forty three
Holland Tunnel minor The Holland Tunnel has minor delays
From: ksmith@xyz.org (Karen Smith)   From: K. Smith at X Y Z dot org, Karen Smith  

Specialized Format Preprocessing

Most applications for text-to-speech rely on databases or other text formats which do not correspond directly to the way in which humans speak the information.  For example, databases and other applications often contain text like this:

Des Moines City of Health Dept of
or like this:
NYSE IBM +2.13 183.43...
or like this:
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:55:48 -0400
From: ksmith@xyz.org (Karen Smith)

Such raw text cannot be fed directly into a speech synthesizer. E-Speech text preprocessors translate such text into:

City of Des Moines, Department of Health
and
On the N Y S E, I B M was up two thirteen to one eighty-three forty-three.
and
Friday, January fourteenth, twenty eleven; six fifty-five P M.
From: K Smith at X Y Z dot org; Karen Smith
E-Speech has worked on preprocessors for
Email
Telephone directories
Driving directions
Traffic reports

We would be happy to develop a custom text-preprocessor for your application.