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Title: Bonn Open Synthesis System released
Submitter: Stefan Breuer
Description: Bonn Open Synthesis System (BOSS) 3

On December 19th, the Phonetics group at the University of Bonn (Institute
for Communication Sciences, formerly IKP) finally released the Bonn Open
Synthesis System. BOSS is a free unit selection speech synthesis software
licensed under the GPL. It was conceived as a modular, extensible
client/server application suitable for multi-lingual TTS or CTS. BOSS comes
with a number of tools to facilitate the creation of new voices.

A speech corpus for German (free for non-commercial use) can be downloaded
at our website.

Please visit the BOSS homepage at http://www.ikp.uni-bonn.de/boss for
further information.
The BOSS source code and binaries are hosted at the Sourceforge website:

The Institute for Communication Sciences invites everyone to participate in
the development of the system or the creation of new corpora.

Stefan Breuer, Hannes Rohde, Michal Holcik and Wolfgang Hess
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

LL Issue: 17.242
Date Posted: 25-Jan-2006

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