Practical Use of Text-to-speech Technology for Localization

Track: Technical | T7 |
Friday, June 10, 2016, 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Held in: Liffey Hall 1
Aki Ito - Crestec 
Terukazu Konishi - TOIN
Host: David Čaněk

Quality of text-to-speech technology has improved and can be used for business purposes and multimedia localization. In this presentation, speakers will share some actual cases of applying this technology to reduce the cost and production time for voiceovers. Demonstrations of voice samples will be introduced and we will provide descriptions of the current voiceover process, explanation of new market needs for voiceover (faster and cheaper), the potential of text-to-speech to meet market needs, case studies of actual outcomes of voiceover projects with text-to-speech technology and a demonstration of voice samples.

Takeaways: The benefits of text-to-speech technology in the localization process; practical use of text-to-speech technology; and actual case studies of text-to-speech technology.