EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
2nd INTERSPEECH Event

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001

                 

A Flexible Multilingual TTS Development and Speech Research Tool

Géza Kiss (1), Géza Németh (1), Gábor Olaszy (2), Géza Gordos (1)

(1) Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
(2) Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Diverse synthesis methods and text-to-speech (TTS) architectures are being developed and applied almost every day. This tendency raises the need for durable program systems that effectively assist research and development in this area. A flexible development system for multilingual text-to-speech and general speech research is introduced. The system was developed for use with the Multivox and Profivox concatenative speech synthesis systems, but its architecture makes it theoretically appropriate for a wide variety of purposes and different TTS systems. The system architecture and the functions of the development system are described. Keywords: TTS development system, speech research tools, system architecture, SGML derivative, object oriented design

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Bibliographic reference.  Kiss, Géza / Németh, Géza / Olaszy, Gábor / Gordos, Géza (2001): "A flexible multilingual TTS development and speech research tool", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 517-520.