Open Source Text Processing Project: CMU Flite

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CMU Flite: a small, fast run time synthesis engine

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CMU Flite (festival-lite) is a small, fast run-time open source text to speech synthesis engine developed at CMU and primarily designed for small embedded machines and/or large servers. Flite is designed as an alternative text to speech synthesis engine to Festival for voices built using the FestVox suite of voice building tools.
CMU Flite 2.0.0-release is now released as open source. Flite offers:

C only, very portable source
Thread safe (really this time)
Multi-voice, multi-language
Support for converting the latest Clustergen Random Forest voices for CMU Flite
Demos in English and Indic
New in this version

Loadable voices (13 US English, in various accents)
Android support
INDIC language support ( Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi)
Here are slides about Flite from an early talk given by AWB slides.pdf

Here is a recent publication at the 4th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop by Alan W Black and Kevin A. Lenzo html, postscript

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