intro’d to Rupal here:
Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints
data base – voice bank – mixing colors to paint voices
the human voice bank: http://www.northeastern.edu/humanvoicebank/
In the United States alone, there are 2.5 Million Americans with severe speech impairments many of whom rely on computerized voices to express themselves. Yet many of them use the same voices as there are only a few options. That’s tens of millions of people world wide using generic voices.VocaliD (for vocal identity) aims to help children and adults with severe speech impairment find a voice of their own!
Professor Rupal Patel directs the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory (CadLab) at Northeastern University: