This set of Computer Fundamentals Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Speech Synthesizers”.
1. What is the full form of TTS?
a) Typically Typed Speech
b) Typographic Text Speech
c) Text to Speech
d) Typography to speech
Explanation: TTS stands for Text to speech. It is a commonly used term with Speech Synthesis. Often called as text to speech synthesis.
2. Text analysis is all about converting the input text into a ‘speakable’ form.
Explanation: The statement is true. This process has two phases: firstly the text goes through analysis and then the result is used to generate a speech signal.
3. A concept that contains rhythm of speech, stress patterns and intonation is ________
a) Text synthesis
c) Speech Synthesis
d) Formant Synthesis
Explanation: Prosody is the correct term. It contains three main parts: the rhythm of speech, the stress patterns and the intonation. Intonation is a term used for the rise and fall when a person speaks.
4. Which of the following does not come under text analysis?
a) Document Structure Detection
b) Speech Synthesis
c) Prosonic Analysis
d) Prosodic Analysis
Explanation: For TTS, the main concepts involved are :
01) Text Analysis
02) Phonetic Analysis
03) Prosodic Analysis
04) Speech Synthesis.
5. What is the medium to convert text information into spoken sentences?
a) Speech Sensors
b) Compact convertors
c) Speech Synthesizers
d) Voice systems
Explanation: A speech synthesizer converts text information into spoken sentences. It is used for reading out text information to blind people. This allows people to communicate effectively.
6. Pitch and duration attachment comes under _____
b) Phonetic Analysis
c) Speech Synthesis
d) Text Analysis
Explanation: Pitch and duration attachment comes under Prosodic analysis. Other three terms are also used when we consider the text to speech conversion.
7. Which of the following is not a speech synthesis method?
Explanation: Summative isn’t a Speech Synthesis method. Formant Synthesis is the oldest method. Concatenative is the cut-and-paste method. Whereas, Articulative tries to model the human speech production mechanisms.
8. Speech Synthesis method based on the generation of periodic and non-periodic signals is ____________
Explanation: Formant synthesis is based on the same. It is based on the well known source-filter model whose idea is to generate periodic and non-periodic signals.
9. What is the full form of SAMPA?
a) Speech Assessment Methods-Phonetic Alphabet
b) Speech Assessment Methods-Prosodic Access
c) Speech Assessment Methods-Phonetic Arrangement
d) Speech Assessment Methods- Prosodic Alphabet
Explanation: IPA(International phonetic association) contains some symbols that are complicated and cannot be found in typewriters. SAMPA is an example of alphabets which are compatible with computers and based on ASCII characters.
10. A speech synthesis model which tries to model the human speech production mechanisms is _________
a) Articulatory Synthesis
b) Formant Synthesis
c) Summative Synthesis
d) Concatenative Synthesis
Explanation: Articulative Synthesis tries to model the human speech production mechanisms. It is by far the most complicated speech synthesis method. Its implementation is difficult and therefore is not widely used.
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