Rapid-deployment text-to-speech in the DIPLOMAT system

Kevin Lenzo, Christopher Hogan, Jeffrey Allen
1998 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1998)   unpublished
The DIPLOMAT project at Carnegie Mellon University instantiates a program of rapid-deployment speech-to-speech machine translation; we have developed techniques for quickly producing text-to-speech (TTS) systems for new target languages to support this work. While the resulting systems are not immediately of comparable quality to commercial systems on unrestricted tasks in well-developed languages, they are more than adequate for limited-domain scenarios and rapid prototyping --they generalize
more » ... o unseen data with some degradation, while quality in-domain can be quite good. Voices and engines for synthesizing new target languages may be developed in a period as short as two weeks after text corpus collection. We have successfully used these techniques to build a TTS module for English,
doi:10.21437/icslp.1998-35 fatcat:r2mi5gyulva7daqmgn5kqlgu2y