The task of speech synthesis is solved in several stages. First of all, the special algorithm needs to prepare the text so that it would be comfortable for robot to reading: it writes all the numbers in words and decodes the abbreviations. Then the text is divided into separate phrases that need to be read with continuous intonation – for this, the system focuses on punctuation and stable structures.Read More
Today is Wednesday, which means we have an opportunity to introduce you a worthy European startup. This time we invite you to e-meet Gunita Kulikovska, Founder & CEO of Vividly, based in Latvia.
Gunita’s background lays in architecture, urbanism and urban strategies. She is a member of Forbes’ 30 under 30 and a TEDx speaker. Archipreneur has also given her praise, as she was proclaimed one of seven most inspiring female entrepreneurs in field of architecture. Since 2016, she and her partners established startup company Vividly embracing VR as new medium for building better cities.
The history of speech synthesis has its roots in the depths of history. Although, if we eliminate legends and myths, the first real copy of the speech synthesizer was created in the XVIII century, by the Danish scientist Christian Kratzenstein. The model could pronounce the sounds [aː], [eː], [iː], [oː] and [uː]. The device was created with the help of acoustic resonators of different shapes, which made different sounds via vibrating tongues driven by air.
In 1778, the model was improved by an Australian scientist, after which it learned to produce not only certain consonants, but also combinations of sounds.
Newline.tech continues interaction with the founders of successful startups. And today we have an interview with Denis Zernyshkin, the founder of startup Gravitec.net. This team has developed a Web push notifications service, which can upgrade email and sms messages to innovative real-time communication with customers. Receiving these notifications, users can learn about promotions, discounts, and order status. Subscribe or unsubscribe in just a couple of clicks. They respect the users’ privacy and do not abuse/misuse customer information.
The code development process can be tedious. But what if you could remove some of this work off your chest? GitHub Actions may help.
Github Actions is a function recently introduced in Github that allows you to automate workflow. Now GitHub can take care of a number of processes that can be caused by various events: pushing code, creating a release or issues.
Czech startup Actijoy has found a way to monitor your pets’ state. As a person monitors his health, so dogs need attention to their physical condition. According to Robert Hasek, the CEO of Actijoy, the start-up team has developed indispensable devices for a dog owner, so that he can find out if his fluffy friend is sick, what diet he needs, how much he has moved during a day. With the developments from Actijoy, a person can extend the life of his pet for at least 2 years. Let’s find out the details.
Critical path test – the main type of test, during which the relevant elements and functions of the application are checked for proper operation with their standard use. In practice, most often at this level of testing the bulk of product requirements are checked. For example, choosing a font, typing, inserting pictures, etc.
How do inventions appear? The ability to notice things and phenomena around is exactly the characteristic that allows some attentive people to make an unnoticeable trifle an important scientific discovery or invention. This article presents the 10 most amazing inventions that have emerged partly by chance, but not without the commendable ingenuity of the inventors.
The main objective of any business is making a profit by attracting a customer base. Herewith, it is desirable that the product has regular customers and a certain audience. To do this, you must create a profile of a potential consumer of services or goods. It usually includes a description of age, gender, level of education, monthly and annual income, his preferences and needs.
But this is not always enough, and then consulting companies are involved in the process, which fully develop the business project and take into account virtually every detail. Consultants work on the concept from all sides, setting specific goals and achieving them through the use of various methodologies. Today we will study one of these methodologies.
A graphical user interface (GUI) is a type of user interface in which the interface elements (menus, buttons, icons, lists, etc.) presented to the user on the display are in the form of graphic images.