Steiner, Ingmar; Le Maguer, Sébastien; Manzoni, Judith; Gilles, Peter; Trouvain, Jürgen

Developing new language tools for MaryTTS: the case of Luxembourgish

Trouvain, Jürgen; Steiner, Ingmar; Möbius, Bernd;  (Ed.): 28th Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing (ESSV), pp. 186-192, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2017.

We present new methods and resources which have been used to create a text to speech (TTS) synthesis system for the Luxembourgish language. The system uses the MaryTTS platform, which is extended with new natural language processing (NLP) components. We designed and recorded a multilingual, phonetically balanced speech corpus, and used it to build a new Luxembourgish synthesis voice. All speech data and software has been published under an open-source license and is freely available online.