Corpus and Voices for Catalan Speech Synthesis

Antonio Bonafonte, Jordi Adell, Ignasi Esquerra, Silvia Gallego, Asunción Moreno, Javier Pérez


Abstract
In this paper we describe the design and production of Catalan database for building synthetic voices. Two speakers, with 10 hours per speaker, have recorded 10 hours of speech. The speaker selection and the corpus design aim to provide resources for high quality synthesis. The resources have been used to build voices for the Festival TTS. Both the original recordings and the Festival databases are freely available for research and for commertial use.
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L08-1517
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Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)
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May
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2008
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Marrakech, Morocco
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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