Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons

Stockholm, Sweden
May 31 - June 2, 1993

A Tool for the Rapid Development of New Synthetic Voice Personalities

Iain R. Murray, John L. Arnott

The MicroCentre, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, The University, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Synthetic voices are common components of communication systems for non-speaking disabled individuals. Although some systems offer considerable flexibility in the control of the synthesised voice, changes are often complicated to implement, and very often only the synthesiser's default voice is used. This paper describes a system which makes rapid prototyping of new voice "personalities" possible with immediate feedback to the user, and shallow and deep levels of voice parameter control available. Edited voices can be stored and recalled when required.

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Bibliographic reference.  Murray, Iain R. / Arnott, John L. (1993): "A tool for the rapid development of new synthetic voice personalities", In SLTDP-93, 111-114.