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Multitel/TCTS
Research and Development Lab.


Hi!

I would like to localize a TTS for my [?] language.
I would appreciate any help in this regard
because our language does not have a TTS engine.
[...]

How can this be done ?


Dear

Well, you want to created a TTS for [?] language, it's a great project!

Please, take a look in our web site at http://tcts.fpms.ac.be and especially in http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/synthesis.html
If you feel good to create a new [?] TTS, you will need this kind of components :

-> a text pre-processing, to isolate words and process abreviations, number, acronym...
-> a grammar processing, to help the task of the next prosody component
-> a letter to phoneme translator
-> a prosody component, that restore the melody of the voice
-> a synthetic voice to produce speech signal.

Well, our Lab can help you to built thoses components especially is the case of an open source target.

I can answer other questions you may ask,

your sincerely

Michel Bagein


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