Fourth ISCA ITRW on Speech Synthesis

August 29 - September 1, 2001
Perthshire, Scotland

From MBROLA to NU-MBROLA

Baris Bozkurt, Michel Bagein, and Thierry Dutoit

Multitel-TCTS Lab, Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium

We introduce the NU-MBROLA project as an extension of the MBROLA project for designing large NU-MBROLA databases exhibiting the same properties as MBROLA diphone databases, without the restriction of being composed of diphones. The accompanying NU-MBROLA synthesizer implements the MBROLA algorithm on speech segments only defined by their starting and ending points in natural speech files. It is distributed with the same terms and conditions as in the MBROLA project. The terms and conditions for the creation of NU-MBROLA database are slightly different from those related to the creation of MBROLA databases, mainly in that no speech segmentation is required, and in that we leave it to providers to distribute their NU-MBROLA databases.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bozkurt, Baris / Bagein, Michel / Dutoit, Thierry (2001): "From MBROLA to NU-MBROLA", In SSW4-2001, paper 111.