Stavropoulou P., Tsonos D., Kouroupetroglou G. (2014) Language Resources and Evaluation for the Support of the Greek Language in the MARY Text-to-Speech. In: Sojka P., Horák A., Kopeček I., Pala K. (eds) Text, Speech and Dialogue. TSD 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8655. Springer, Cham
The paper outlines the process of creating a new voice in the MARY Text-to-Speech Platform, evaluating and proposing extensions on the existing tools and methodology. It particularly focuses on the development of the phoneme set, the Grapheme to Phone (GtP) conversion module and the subsequent process for generating a corpus for building the new voice. The work presented in this paper was carried out as part of the process for the support of the Greek Language in the MARY TtS system, however the outlined methodology should be applicable for other languages as well.
MaryTTS Greek Language Grapheme to Phone Diphone Database