4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The aim of the MBROLA project, recently initiated by the Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium), is to obtain a set of speech synthesizers for as many voices, languages and dialects as possible, free of use for non-commercial and non-military applications. The ultimate goal is to boost up academic research on speech synthesis, and particularly on prosody generation, known as one of the biggest challenges taken up by Text-to-Speech synthesizers for the years to come. Central to the MBROLA project is MBROLA 2.00, a speech synthesizer based on the concatenation of diphones. Executable files of this synthesizer have been made freely available for many computers/ operating systems, as well as a first diphone database for a French male voice. We describe here the terms of participation to the project, as a user, as an associated developer, or as a database provider.
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Bibliographic reference. Dutoit, Thierry / Pagel, Vincent / Pierret, N. / Bataille, F. / Vrecken, O. Van der (1996): "The MBROLA project: towards a set of high quality speech synthesizers free of use for non commercial purposes", In ICSLP-1996, 1393-1396.