The MBROLA project: towards a set of high-quality speech synthesizers free of use for non-commercial purposes. Dutoit, T.; Pagel, V; Pierret, N; Bataille, F; and van der Vrecken, O In ICSLP 1996. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, pages 1393-1396, Philadelphia, PA, USA, October, 3-6, 1996.
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The aim of the MBROLA project, recently initiated by the Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium), is to obtain a set of speech synthesizers for as many voices, languages and dialects as possible, free of use for non-commercial and non-military applications. The ultimate goal is to boost up academic research on speech synthesis, and particularly on prosody generation, known as one of the biggest challenges taken up by Text-to-Speech synthesizers for the years to come. Central to the MBROLA project is MBROLA 2.00, a speech synthesizer based on the concatenation of diphones. Executable files of this synthesizer have been made freely available for many computers/ operating systems, as well as a first diphone database for a French male voice. We describe here the terms of participation to the project, as a user, as an associated developer, or as a database provider.
@inproceedings{dutoit_mbrola_1996,
	Address = {Philadelphia, PA, USA, October, 3-6, 1996},
	Author = {Dutoit, Thierry and Pagel, V and Pierret, N and Bataille, F and van der Vrecken, O},
	Booktitle = {ICSLP 1996. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing},
	Date = {1996},
	Date-Modified = {2016-09-24 18:56:02 +0000},
	Keywords = {MBROLA, speech synthesis, speech technology},
	Pages = {1393-1396},
	Title = {The MBROLA project: towards a set of high-quality speech synthesizers free of use for non-commercial purposes},
	Url = {http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/icslp_1996/i96_1393.html},
	Abstract = {The aim of the MBROLA project, recently initiated by the Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium), is to obtain a set of speech synthesizers for as many voices, languages and dialects as possible, free of use for non-commercial and non-military applications. The ultimate goal is to boost up academic research on speech synthesis, and particularly on prosody generation, known as one of the biggest challenges taken up by Text-to-Speech synthesizers for the years to come. Central to the MBROLA project is MBROLA 2.00, a speech synthesizer based on the concatenation of diphones. Executable files of this synthesizer have been made freely available for many computers/ operating systems, as well as a first diphone database for a French male voice. We describe here the terms of participation to the project, as a user, as an associated developer, or as a database provider.},
	Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/icslp_1996/i96_1393.html}}
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