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Smithsonian Speech Synthesis
History Project (SSSHP)
1986 - 2002

A collection of tape recordings,
technical records and artifacts
of speech synthesis technology
from 1922 to the mid-1980s.

Transcription of recordings
Personal narratives

History of the project
Log of items received
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    "Review of Text-to-Speech Conversion for English", D. H. Klatt, 1987.   Evolution of commercial systems.   Separately indexed.   Online, this site.
    "Speech Synthesis for Phonetic and Phonological Models", I. G. Mattingly, 1974.   Developing models of human speech.   Not indexed.   Online, this site.

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