Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 12-15, 1994
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA

The BT Laureate Text-To-Speech System

Andrew P. Breen

British Telecom, UK

Over the last four years BT laboratories have been developing a sophisticated text to speech system, called Laureate. The approach adopted in the Laureate system has been to maximise the usability of the system for differing applications, while retaining an effective research and development tool. During the design phase of the system, a number of specific requirements were identified, prominent amongst these being the desire to ensure good speech quality and naturalness, but not at the cost of intelligibility.

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Bibliographic reference.  Breen, Andrew P. (1994): "The BT Laureate text-to-speech system", In SSW2-1994, 195-198.