Finally Festival speaks Italian. In this work, the development of the first Italian version of the Festival TTS system is described. One male and one female voice for three different speech engines are considered: the Festival-specific residual LPC synthesizer, the OGI residual LPC Plug-In for Festival and the MBROLA synthesizer. The new Italian voices will be freely available for download for non-commercial purposes together with specific software modules at http://nts.csrf.pd.cnr.it/IFD/Pages/Italian-TTS.htm. This paper is devotedly dedicated to the memory of Mike Macon, whose recent passing on was really a shock to all of his friends.
Festival Speaks Italian!
Contributo in volume
ISCA, International speech communication association, Baixas, FRA
Proceedings Eurospeech 2001, edited by Paul Dalsgaard, Boslashrge Lindberg, Henrik Benner, Zheng-Hua Tan, pp. 509–512. Baixas: ISCA, International speech communication association, 2001