[DECtalk] Fwd: [orca-list] new text to speech project based on Festival Lite
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Thu May 5 04:52:28 EDT 2016
Not expecting much either.... Most of these smaller open source
projects end up gathering dust and being forgotten. eSpeak FTW.
On 5/4/16, Tony Baechler <tony at baechler.net> wrote:
> I agree, especially seeing as there haven't been any major git commits for
> three months and no obvious changes to the code. The last major commit was
> rebranding to the new name and updating configuration files. I wish them the
> best of luck, but I don't see much development happening. Similarly, there
> haven't been any new Gnuspeech releases either.
> On 5/3/2016 12:41 PM, Carlos Fernandez wrote:
>> I've been following this larger project, which also endeavors to create a
>> completely open-source artificial assistant for the linux desktop and a
>> stand-alone device. And they also want to create an open-source massive
>> natural language processing engine for multiple languages. It is a great
>> ambition, but I'm slightly less optimistic than they are that it will
>> be functional.
>> On 5/3/2016 06:37, Tony Baechler wrote:
>>> From my initial reading of the homepage, it looks the same as FLite to
>>> but I haven't played with the sources yet. I would be interested in
>>> opinions of this.
>>> The developers seem to be striving to achieve a high quality of speech.
>>> isn't clear what the differences from Festival Lite (Flite) are, but
>>> project may be worth watching.
>>> Home page: https://mimic.mycroft.ai/
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