EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Multilingual TTS for Computer Telephony: The Aculab Approach

Alex Monaghan, Mahmoud Kassaei, Mark Luckin, Mariscela Amador-Hernandez, Andrew Lowry, Dan Faulkner, Fred Sannier

Aculab plc, 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 100 channels of highly natural output on a single DSP card.

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Bibliographic reference.  Monaghan, Alex / Kassaei, Mahmoud / Luckin, Mark / Amador-Hernandez, Mariscela / Lowry, Andrew / Faulkner, Dan / Sannier, Fred (2001): "Multilingual TTS for computer telephony: the aculab approach", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 513-516.