The UPC Text-to-Speech System for Spanish and Catalan
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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: the 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing; incorporating the 7th Australian International Speech Science and Technology Conference; Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia, 30th November-4th December 1998". Sidney: ISCA, 1998, p. 1967-1970.
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