Appendix A / Index

APPENDIX B: Summary of Speech Synthesis Products1

Product

Manufacturer or Developer

Platforms

Languages

Voices

Controls / Support

Requirements

Method

Infovox 230
(v1.0)

Telia Promotor Infovox AB
TTS Sales Division
PO Box 2069, S-17102 Solna
Sweden

Kuulolaitekeskus Oy
PL8, 02101 Espoo

Tel. +358 9 429 3276

http://www.infovox.se

RS232 Desktop

PC ISA board

OEM board

Windows 95/NT

Apple Macintosh

Finnish
English
Swedish
Danish
Norwegian
Italian
Spanish
French

Dutch (v1.1)

Male x 2

Female x 2

Child

Volume
Speed up to 400

Aspiration
Intonation

Reading modes

MS-SAPI

DTMF-tones

Windows:
486 DX 33 MHz
8 Mb memory
10 Mb disk

Formant

Infovox 330

(Under development)

 

see above

Windows 95/NT

Br English
German
Dutch

see above

see above

Windows 95/NT:
Pentium
8 Mb memory
(16 Mb for NT)

Diphone Concat.

DECtalk

 

 

Digital Equipment Corporation
20 Forbes Road
Northboro, MA 01532, USA

http://www.digital.com

PC ISA/EISA

RS232/423 Desktop

Windows 95/NT

English
German
Spanish

Male x 4

Female x 4

Child

Speed 75-650

MS-SAPI

DTMF-tones

Windows:
486 DX 50 MHz
8 Mb memory

Formant

Bell Labs TTS

 

 

TrueTalk

 

 

AT&T Watson FlexTalk

Pentium 75

AT&T Bell Laboratories (Lucent)

http://www.bell-labs.com/projects/tts

 

Entropic Research Laboratory

http://www.entropic.com/products/tts

 

AT&T Advanced Speech Product Group

http:/www.att.com/aspg/odemo.html

 

 

 

UNIX

 

 

Windows 95

English
French
Spanish
Italian
German
Russian
Romanian
Chinese
Japanese

Male
Female

Speed

Intonation contours

Lexical stress

Sentence accent

Segmental durations

Pitch and pitch range

Gender

Age

Vocal track scaling

glottal source param.

 

 

 

32 Mb memory

15 Mb disk

 

Pentium 75

2 Mb memory

10 Mb disk

Concat.

Laureate

 

 

British Telecom (BT)

http://www.labs.bt.com/innovate/ speech/laureate

-

English

Male

Female

-

-

Concat.

Orator

  

Bellcore (Bell Communications Research)

http://www.bellcore.com/ORATOR

UNIX

LINUX

English

Male

-

16 Mb memory

Concat.

SoftVoice

 

 

 

 

SoftVoice, Inc.

people@text2speech.com

http://www.text2speech.com

Windows

English

Spanish

Male Female Child

Robot
Alien Colossus
Martian

... (> 20)

Speed 20-800
Pitch 10-2000 Hz
Breathiness

... (> 30)

Mouth shape data

Singing 

-

Formant

ProVerbe Speech Engine

(CNET PSOLA)

Elan Infromatique
Voice Processing
4, rue Jean Rodier 31400 Toulouse
France

http//www.elan.fr

RS232 or RS458

Am. English
Br. English
French
German
Spanish

Male

Female

Speed
Pitch

DTMF-tones

-

Concat.

PSOLA

Lernout & Hauspie

 

 

 

L&H TTS Products
20 Mail Road, 4th floor
Burlington, MA 01803, USA.

sales@lhs.com

http://www.lhs.com

Windows 95/NT

English
Germany
Dutch
French
Spanish
Italian
Korean

Male

Female

Volume
Speed
Pitch

Prosody tool

SAPI

2..3 Mb memory

Concat.

Eurovocs

 

 

Technologie & Revalidatie (T&R)
Postbus 128
B-9000 Gent, Belgium.

http://www.elis.rug.ac.be/t%26i/ eurovocs.htm

RS232 Desktop

Am. English
Dutch
German
French
Spanish
Italian

Female

Volume

Speech rate

-

Concat.

MacinTalk 2

 

Apple Computers Inc.

 

http://www.apple.com/ptk/voices.html

Macintosh

English

 

Male
Female
Child

(10 total)

Speed
Pitch
Emphasis

Any Mac

150 kb memory

Concat.

 

MacinTalk 3

 

see above

see above

English

Male
Female
Child

(19 total)

Speed
Pitch
Emphasis

Singing

Special effect voices

68030 33MHz

300 kb memory

Formant

 

MacinTalkPro

 

see above

see above

English
Mex. Spanish

Male
Female
Child

(5 total) 

Speed
Pitch
Emphasis

68040

1.5 Mb memory

Concat.

CyberTalk

Panasonic Technologies, Inc.
Speech Technology Laboratory
Santa Barbara, California

cybertalk@stl.research.panasonic.com

http://www.research.panasonic.com/pti/ stl/stl_web_demo/demo.html

Window 3.1/95/NT

English

Male

Female

 

 

SAPI-support

800 kb memory +

360 kb to 3.5 Mb

for speech data

Hybrid

Formant/
Concat.

AcuVoice

  

 

AcuVoice, Inc.
84 W. Santa Clara St.
Suite 720, San Jose
CA 95113-1810, USA

http://www.acuvoice.com

Windows 95/NT

UNIX

English

Male

 

 

SAPI-support

Pentium 75 MHz
160 Mb Disk
8 Mb mem

(UNIX: 32 Mb)

Concat.

MBROLA

(Free for non-commercial use)

MBROLA Project Developing Team
Faculte Polytech. de Mons, TCTS Lab.
31, bvd dolez, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.

mbrola@tcts.fpms.ac.be

http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/ mbrola.html

PC / UNIX

Am. English
Br. English
French
Dutch
German
Portuguese
Romanian
Spanish

one voice -

one database

-

-

Diphone based concat.

ETI Eloquence

ETI Eloquent, Inc.
2389 N. Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.

http://www.eloq.com

Windows 95/NT

Am. English
Br. English
Mex. Spanish
Cast. Spanish
French
German
Italian

Male

Female

Gender
Head size
Pitch baseline
Pitch fluctuation
Roughness
Breathiness
Speed
Volume

SAPI-support

468 66 MHz

8 Mb memory

Formant (Klatt)

MS Whistler

  

Microsoft Corporation

http://research.microsoft.com/ research/srg

-

English

-

-

-

-

Festival

(Free for non-commercial use)

University of Edinburgh

http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/

UNIX

English

 

Male

-

-

-

NeuroTalker

International Neural Machines (INM)
175 Columbia Street West, Suite 203
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

http://www.ineural.com/products.html

Windows 3.x/95/NT

English

-

 

 

Scanner support

486 DX

8 Mb memory

-

ModelTalker

 

 

 

University of Delaware

http://www.asel.udel.edu/speech/ Dsynterf.html

UNIX

English

Male

(Female) (Child)

Neutral happy
sad frustration assertive suprise contradiction

-

-

Diphone concat.

Listen2 English

Listen2 International

 

JTS Microconsulting Ltd.
RR#4, 10931, Lytton Road
Ladysmith, B.C., Canada

Windows

English

German
French
Italian
Spanish

Male
Female

(6 total)

Volume
Speed
Pitch scale

486

8 Mb memory

-

SPRUCE

 

University of Bristol

http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/ ~eric/research/spruce97.html

PC / UNIX

English

-

-

-

High-level

Hadifix

  

University of Bonn

http://asl1.ikp.uni-bonn.de/~tpo/ Hadifix.en.html

-

German

-

-

-

Concat

SVOX

 

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Zurich, Switzerland.

http://www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/cgi-bin/w3svox

-

German

-

-

-

Concat

Synte 3

 

TTKK / TKK2

-

Finnish

Male

-

-

formant

Mikropuhe

 

  

Timehouse Corp.
Thurmanin puistotie 12
02700 Kauniainen

http://www.timehouse.fi

Windows 3.x/95/NT

DOS

Macintosh

Finnish

Male

Robot

Donald

Speed
Pitch
Pitch randomness
Peacefullness
Word pauses

486DX25

4 MB memory

microph. concat

Sanosse

 

 

Sanosse Corp.
University of Turku

http://www.psy.utu.fi/otk/tuotteet 

-

Finnish

Male

-

-

concat.

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