This paper presents our work around the FESTCAT project,
whose main goal was the development of voices for the Festival
suite in Catalan. In the first year, we produced the corpus
and the speech data needed for build 10 voices using the Clunits
(unit selection) and the HTS (Markov models) methods.
The resulting voices are freely available on the web page of the
project and included in Linkat, a Catalan distribution of Linux.
More recently, we have updated the voices using new versions
of HTS, other technology (Multisyn) and we have produced a
child voice. Furthermore, we have performed a prosodic labeling
and analysis of the database using the break index labels
proposed in the ToBI system aimed to improve the intonation
of the synthetic speech.
CitationBonafonte, A. [et al.]. Recent work on the FESTCAT database for speech synthesis. A: Iberian SLTech. "Iberian SLTech 2009 - I joint SIG-IL / Microsoft workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages". Porto Salvo: 2009.
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