The UPC Text-to-Speech System for Spanish and Catalan
Tipus de documentText en actes de congrés
EditorRobert H. Mannel and Jordi Robert-Ribes
Condicions d'accésAccés obert
This paper summarizes the text-to-speech system that has been developed in the Speech Group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). The system is composed of a core and different interfaces so that it is compatible for research, for telephone applications (either CTI boards or standard ISDN PC cards supporting CAPI), and Windows applications developed using Microsoft SAPI. The paper reviews the system making emphasis in the parts of the system which are language dependent and which allow the reading of bilingual text (Spanish and Catalan). The paper also presents new approaches in prosodic modeling (segmental duration modeling) and generation of the database of speech segments, which have been introduced last year.
CitacióBonafonte, A., Esquerra, I., Febrer, A., Fonollosa, José A. R., Vallverdu, F. The UPC Text-to-Speech System for Spanish and Catalan. A: International Conference on Spoken Language Processing. "ICSLP'98 Proceedings". Sidney: Robert H. Mannel and Jordi Robert-Ribes, 1998, p. 1967-1970.
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