Festival speech synthesis system


The Festival Speech Synthesis System software offers a framework for building speech synthesis systems, as well as including examples of various modules.

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APPLICATION

  • Any applications where speech synthesis is required

OPEN TECHNOLOGY

Following acceptance of the terms and conditions, a link will be provided to enable the download of the Festival software and speech tools.

The Festival software is distributed under an X11-type software licence (see terms and conditions) allowing unrestricted commercial and non‐commercial use alike.

TECHNOLOGY


The Festival Speech Synthesis System offers full text to speech through a number application programming interfaces (APIs) and is also a tool for the development of speech synthesis methods.

Festival is multi-lingual, including English (British and American) and Spanish with English being the most advanced. Voice packages for other languages exist and continue to be developed.

The system is written in C++ and uses the Edinburgh Speech Tools Library for low level architecture and has a Scheme (SIOD) based command interpreter for customisation.

BENEFITS


  • Written in C++ and uses the Edinburgh Speech Tools Library for low level architecture
  • Offers full text to speech through a number APIs
  • Multi-lingual (including English British, English American and Spanish)