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University: University of Edinburgh
Sector(s): Information & Communications Technologies, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport, Creative Industries, Financial Services, Tourism
The Festival Speech Synthesis System software offers a framework for building speech synthesis systems, as well as including examples of various modules.
It offers full text to speech through a number 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-based command interpreter for customisation and further.
The Festival software is distributed under a free software licence (see terms and conditions) allowing unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use alike.
Commercial high-quality multi-accent pronunciation lexicons for English with advanced features can also be licensed from the University of Edinburgh’s Click-thru Licensing System:
The University’s Centre for Speech Technology Research has a range of leading research activities. Please contact us to discuss collaborative research, consultancy or licensing opportunities.
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