Fifth ISCA ITRW on Speech Synthesis

June 14-16, 2004
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The CMU Arctic Speech Databases

John Kominek, Alan W. Black

Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The CMU Arctic databases designed for the purpose of speech synthesis research. These single speaker speech databases have been carefully recorded under studio conditions and consist of approximately 1200 phonetically balanced English utterances. In addition to wavefiles, the databases provide complete support for the Festival Speech Synthesis System, including pre-built voices that may be used as is. The entire package is distributed as free software, without restriction on commercial or noncommercial use.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Kominek, John / Black, Alan W. (2004): "The CMU Arctic speech databases", In SSW5-2004, 223-224.