TTS From Zero Building Synthetic Voices for New Languages

  • John Kominek, Tanja Schultz Alexander I. Rudnicky Richard W. Sproat
  • Published 2009


A developer wanting to create a speech synthesizer in a new voice for an under-resourced language faces hard problems. These include difficult decisions in defining a phoneme set and a laborious process of accumulating a pronunciation lexicon. Previously this has been handled through involvement of a language technologies expert. By definition, experts are… (More)

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