12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

An Engine-Independent Text-to-Speech Workplace

Margot Mieskes

European Media Laboratory GmbH, Germany

workplace, a web-based graphical user interface, is intended to be engine-independent, allowing the user to not worry about the interaction with the specific engine, but to focus on his/her task and create a good synthesis result. Additionally, the workplace offers support for non-expert users in specific tuning and interaction tasks, such as phonetic transcriptions or creating a lexicon for usage during synthesis. We also present two application scenarios which were the basis for creating this workplace and the current status of the workplace.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mieskes, Margot (2011): "An engine-independent text-to-speech workplace", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 3311-3312.