The Festival text-to-speech system

Festival is a widely used research toolkit, so we investigate how it works, step-by-step. It is not perfect, and we discover various types of errors it makes, then understand why they occur.
  • Getting started

    A first look at Festival and how we use it in interactive mode on the command line.

  • Step-by-step

    It's possible to run each step in the text-to-speech pipeline manually, and inspect what Festival does at each point.

  • Finding mistakes

    Festival makes mistakes, of course. Your task is to find interesting ones, and explain why each occurs.

  • Writing up

    You're going to write up a lab report, plus a brief, critical review of some specified papers.

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