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From: David Hill <address@hidden>
To: Marcelo Yassunori Matuda <address@hidden>
Cc: gnuspeech <address@hidden>
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:21:54 PM
Subject: Re: [gnuspeech-contact] GNUstep version
That is excellent news! Many thanks for your well-focussed and successful effort. I shall look forward to firing it up at my end and trying it. It will be good to deal with the audio output more effectively at some point in the future but presumably that could be handled -- as an interim measure -- by simply piping the output to play? Then there's the need for a stripped version to provide a daemon to handle speech output as a service -- what Dalmazio has just done for the OS X version.
A more complete parser is also a priority. That is something I will be discussing with Dalmazio, as I have some background material on the original parser & dictionary lookup, if it turns out to be needed (there's all the stuff in the repository that is relevant in connection with the original NeXT implementation).
I hope to put a preliminary version of OS X "Synthesizer" up on the repository
shortly. "Synthesizer" allows those interested to interact with the tube model directly (not producing speech of course) and see spectra of the sounds produced and play with all the parameters manually. It is useful as a way of becoming familiar with the tube's behaviour, but more importantly, it provides a tool for helping to create the tube configurations needed for the sounds of arbitrary languages.
As you know, there's a "Synthesizer" manual on my university web site: http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~hill
under "Published papers" in Section E. There's also a manual for "Monet" as well plus other useful stuff, of course.
Thanks again for your hard work.
On Jan 8, 2009, at 1:40 PM, Marcelo Yassunori Matuda wrote:
> After some adjustments, the GNUstep version in SVN
> error. PreMo works and Monet can synthesize speech to file, with
> intonation (tested in Linux).
> To download:
> svn co svn://svn.sv.gnu.org/gnuspeech/gnustep/trunk
> For basic instructions, read the files INSTALL.GNUstep and README.GNUstep.
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