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Festival 2 -- build your own general purpose unit selection speech synthesiser

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 5th ISCA workshop on speech synthesis
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages173-178
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)ISSN: 1990-9772
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Abstract

This paper describes version 2 of the Festival speech synthesis system. Festival 2 provides a development environment for concatenative speech synthesis, and now includes a general purpose unit selection speech synthesis engine. We discuss various aspects of unit selection speech synthesis, focusing on the research issues that relate to voice design and the automation of the voice development process.

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