Multilingual MARY TTS participation in the Blizzard Challenge 2009

Marc Schröder, Sathish Chandra Pammi, Oytun Türk

In: Proceedings of Blizzard Challenge 2009. SynSIG Blizzard Challenge September 4 Edinburgh United Kingdom 2009.


The paper describes the Blizzard Challenge 2009 participation of MARY TTS, an open-source TTS system using a unit selection voice. We briefly outline the new language support framework we provide so that people can add support for their languages to MARY TTS, and describe how that framework was used for building a Mandarin Chinese system and voice. The system performs well for English and reasonably for Chinese.


mary_blizzard09.pdf (pdf, 142 KB )

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence