Fourth ISCA ITRW on Speech Synthesis

August 29 - September 1, 2001
Perthshire, Scotland

A Brief Outline of Aculab TTS: Multilingual TTS for Computer Telephony

Alex Monaghan

Aculab plc, Milton Keynes, UK

The requirements of the computer telephony (CT) industry place conflicting demands on text-to-speech (TTS) systems. Multilingual functionality and high quality output at telephone bandwidth requires detailed linguistic and acoustic analysis. At the same time, the need for robustness together with a high channel count and small memory footprint means that systems must be extremely efficient and databases must be kept small. We present a system which provides TTS for six languages, with 166 channels of highly natural output on a single DSP card.

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Bibliographic reference.  Monaghan, Alex (2001): "A brief outline of Aculab TTS: Multilingual TTS for computer telephony", In SSW4-2001, paper 201.