Tuesday, March 17, 2015

japneses text to speed application -- open jtalk

open_jtalk is The Japanese TTS system.

1- install the open_jtalk
- hts-voice-nitech-jp-atr503-m001 : Japanese male voice data for Open JTalk
- open-jtalk : Japanese text-to-speech system
- open-jtalk-mecab-naist-jdic : NAIST Japanese Dictionary for Open JTalk

~$ sudo apt-get install hts-voice-nitech-jp-atr503-m001 open-jtalk open-jtalk-mecab-naist-jdic

 2- how to use the jtalk

 -  japan-text file content: ここは福岡国際空港ですか?
 -  location of hts-voice: /usr/share/hts-voice/nitech-jp-atr503-m001/nitech_jp_atr503_m001.htsvoice
 - location of jtalk dictionary:  /var/lib/mecab/dic/open-jtalk/naist-jdic/
 - outputfile : is the created after synthesis from tts engine

~$ open_jtalk -m /usr/share/hts-voice/nitech-jp-atr503-m001/nitech_jp_atr503_m001.htsvoice -x /var/lib/mecab/dic/open-jtalk/naist-jdic/  japan-text -ow outputfile

3- to listen to the result

~$ vlc  outputfile

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