DFKI-LT - XML Representation Languages as a Way of Interconnecting TTS Modules

Marc SchrŲder, Stefan Breuer
XML Representation Languages as a Way of Interconnecting TTS Modules
1 Proc. ICSLP 04, Jeju, Korea, 2004,
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The present paper reports on a novel way of increasing the modularity and pluggability of text-to-speech (TTS) architectures. In a proof-of-concept study, two current TTS systems, both using XML-based languages for internal data representation, are plugged together using XSLT transforms as a means of translating from one systemís internal representation to the otherís. This method allows one system to use modules from the other system. The potential and the limitations of the approach are discussed.
 
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