About Chant LexiconKit

Tailor pronunciations for maximum clarity.

Chant LexiconKit provides you a simple way to create and edit lexicons with word pronunciations. Applications can generate pronunciations as part of runtime operations to enable real-time customization and tailoring of speech recognition and speech synthesis environments. It simplifies the process of managing word pronunciations for Cepstral Swift API, Microsoft SAPI 5, Microsoft Speech Platform, and Nuance Vocalizer and VoCon API lexicon formats to use with your favorite speech recognizers and synthesizers. LexiconKit includes C++, C++Builder, Delphi, Java, and .NET Framework class library formats to support all your programming languages and sample projects for popular IDEs - such as the latest Visual Studio from Microsoft and RAD Studio from Embarcadero and Java IDEs Eclipse, IntelliJ, JDeveloper and NetBeans. The class libraries can be integrated with 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

Chant LexiconKit Features

The goal of lexicon management is to adjust to the end user manner of speaking for enhanced speech recognition accuracy and speech synthesis quality. A LexiconKit application can:

  • Create word pronunciations on demand
  • Edit lexicon word pronunciations for ensuring maximum recognition accuracy and speech synthesis quality
  • Speak lexicon word pronunciations to fine-tune definitions

Chant LexiconKit handles the complexities of generating word pronunciations. This allows applications to enhance the quality of speech recognition and speech synthesis and offer administrative features for maintaining word pronunciations. Recognizers and synthesizers have unique formats for word pronunciations, lexicon formats, and approaches for runtime inclusion. LexiconKit supports the following recognizer and synthesizers and their lexicons formats.

  • Cepstral Swift API - .txt
  • Microsoft  (SAPI5, Speech Platform and WindowsMedia) - W3C .pls
  • Acapela TTS API - .dic

Within Chant Developer Workbench, you can:

  • Create and edit W3C lexicons (.pls)
  • Create and edit Cepstral lexicon file (.txt)
  • Generate word pronunciation phonemes
  • Edit word pronunciation phonemes
  • Speak word pronunciation phonemes