Festival Speaks Italian!

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.

Tipo Pubblicazione: 
Contributo in volume
Author or Creator: 
P.Cosi
F. Tesser
R. Gretter
C. Avesani
Publisher: 
ISCA, International speech communication association, Baixas, FRA
Source: 
Proceedings Eurospeech 2001, edited by Paul Dalsgaard, Boslashrge Lindberg, Henrik Benner, Zheng-Hua Tan, pp. 509–512. Baixas: ISCA, International speech communication association, 2001
Date: 
2001
Resource Identifier: 
http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/214038
http://www2.pd.istc.cnr.it/Papers/PieroCosi/cp_EUROSPEECH2001.pdf
urn:isbn:87-90834-09-7
Language: 
Eng
ISTC Author: 
Ritratto di Cinzia Avesani
Real name: 
Ritratto di Piero Cosi
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