Third ESCA/COCOSDA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

November 26-29, 1998
Jenolan Caves House, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

SABLE: A Standard for TTS Markup

Richard Sproat (1), Andrew Hunt (2), Mari Ostendorf (3), Paul Taylor (4), Alan Black (4), Kevin Lenzo (5), Mike Edgington (6)

(1) Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
(2) Sun Microsystems Inc., USA
(3) Boston University, USA
(4) CSTR, University of Edinburgh, UK
(5) Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
(6) BT Labs, UK

Currently, speech synthesizers are controlled by a multitude of proprietary tag sets. These tag sets vary substantially across synthesizers and are an inhibitor to the adoption of speech synthesis technology by developers. SABLE is an XML/SGML-based markup scheme for text-to-speech synthesis, developed to address the need for a common TTS control paradigm. This paper presents an overview of the SABLE v0.2 specification, and provides links to websites with further information on SABLE.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sproat, Richard / Hunt, Andrew / Ostendorf, Mari / Taylor, Paul / Black, Allan / Lenzo, Kevin / Edgington, Mike (1998): "SABLE: A Standard for TTS Markup", In SSW3-1998, 27-30.