Fourth ISCA ITRW on Speech Synthesis
August 29 - September 1, 2001
In this paper we present the design and development of a modular and scalable speech composer named DEMOSTHeNES. It has been designed for converting plain or formatted text (e.g. HMTL) to a combination of speech and audio signals. DEMOSTHeNES' architecture constitutes an extension to current Text-to-Speech systems' structure that enables an open set of module-defined functions to interact with the under processing text at any stage of the text-to-speech conversion. Details on its implementation are given here. Furthermore, we present some techniques for text handling and prosody generation using DEMOSTHeNES.
Bibliographic reference. Xydas, Gerasimos / Kouroupetroglou, Georgios (2001): "The DEMOSTHeNES speech composer", In SSW4-2001, paper 206.