New Activity Proposal -- "Your voice on XO"

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 05:09:42 EDT 2008


2008/4/4 Alex Escalona <aescalona at gmail.com>:
> Hi Everyone,
>
> I just created a page on the OLPC wiki detailing my activity proposal--"Your
> voice on XO". I hope to develop this activity via GSoC 2008. A brief
> abstract of my proposal follows.
>
> This is a proposal for the creation of a new activity for the XO that would
> advance localization efforts in TTS development, as well as promote the
> involvement of the local community overall. "Your voice on XO" would consist
> of a long-term, community-based project to build and/or further development
> of a synthetic voice for the language used locally (for more on
> synthetic-voice building, see http://www.festvox.org/bsv/p710.html, and
> http://espeak.sourceforge.net/add_language.html).
>
> This activity would entail integrating the voice-building capabilities of
> eSpeak, or perhaps Festival, into Sugar on the XO, as well as working to
> facilitate synthetic-voice building in a classroom, or community setting
> (for an overall view of how the voice building process might proceed, see
> http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/emasters/summer_school_2005/tutorial3/tutorial.html).
>
> Your feedback and comments are much appreciated!

Let's get the voices of mothers and fathers, and grandmothers and
grandfathers, too. On general principles, and for reading to
preliterate children.

> Best,
>
> Alex Escalona
> ("vergueishon" on OLPC wiki, IRC)
>
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