EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
Finally Festival speaks Italian. In this work, the development of the first Italian version of the Festival TTS system is described. One male and one female voice for three different speech engines are considered: the Festival-specific residual LPC synthesizer, the OGI residual LPC Plug-In for Festival and the MBROLA synthesizer. The new Italian voices will be freely available for download for non-commercial purposes together with specific software modules at http://nts.csrf.pd.cnr.it/IFD/Pages/Italian-TTS.htm This paper isdevotedly dedicated to the memory of Mike Macon, whose recent passing on was really a shock to all of his friends.
Bibliographic reference. Cosi, Piero / Tesser, Fabio / Gretter, Roberto / Avesani, Cinzia / Macon, Mike (2001): "Festival speaks Italian!", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 509-512.