Building Text-To-Speech Voices in the Cloud

Alistair Conkie, Thomas Okken, Yeon-Jun Kim, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio


Abstract
The AT&T VoiceBuilder provides a new tool to researchers and practitioners who want to have their voices synthesized by a high-quality commercial-grade text-to-speech system without the need to install, configure, or manage speech processing software and equipment.It is implemented as a web service on the AT&T Speech Mashup Portal.The system records and validates users' utterances, processes them to build a synthetic voice and provides a web service API to make the voice available to real-time applications through a scalable cloud-based processing platform. All the procedures are automated to avoid human intervention. We present experimental comparisons of voices built using the system.
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L12-1416
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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)
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May
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2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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3317–3321
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/pdf/716_Paper.pdf
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