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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Speech Synthesis Development Made Easy: The Bonn Open Synthesis System

Esther Klabbers (1), Karlheinz Stöber (2), Raymond Veldhuis (1), Petra Wagner (2), Stefan Breuer (2)

(1) IPO, Center for User-System Interaction, the Netherlands
(2) IKP, University of Bonn, Germany

This paper describes a new open source architecture for unit-selection based speech synthesis called BOSS (Bonn Open Synthesis System). It is built up modularly, with communications between modules taking place in a fixed format. This makes the addition, deletion and substitution of modules very easy. The strict separation between data and algorithms allows for the simple creation of new speech corpora for different domains and languages.

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Bibliographic reference.  Klabbers, Esther / Stöber, Karlheinz / Veldhuis, Raymond / Wagner, Petra / Breuer, Stefan (2001): "Speech synthesis development made easy: the bonn open synthesis system", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 521-525.