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Outside Echo at Chepstow, UK, co-ordinates LLSTI. Contact: Roger Tucker, LLSTI Director;
 
Meraka Institute, South Africa, have developed the isiZulu TTS system, as well as extensions to Festival. Contact: Marelie Davel;  Etienne Barnard
 
CSTR, Edinburgh, UK have allowed LLSTI partners early access to their recently developed Unit Selection algorithm, MultiSyn. Contact: Rob Clark; Simon King
 
HP Labs, India have developed the Hindi TTS system, as well as tools for text selection and G2P. Contact: K S R Anjaneyulu, Manager, Language Technologies & Applications; Ms Kalika Bali
 
University of Bielefeld, Germany and University of Uyo, Nigeria have developed the Ibibio TTS system. Contact: Prof Dafydd Gibbon, Head of Computational Linguistics & Spoken Language; Ms Eno-Abasi Urua
 
University of Nairobi, Kenya, have developed the Kiswahili TTS system. Contact: Dr Mucemi Gakuru
 
Language Technologies Research Centre at IIIT Hyderabad, India have developed the Morphological Decomposition Framework, which can be adapted for almost all languages by supplying the appropriate data. Contact: Prof Rajeev Sangal, LTRC Director; Ms. Dipti M. S.
 
IISc Bangalore, India are developing a Tamil TTS system.
Contact: A G Ramakrishnan 
 

Language Sponsors:

Oneworld have sponsored the Kiswahili development.
 
 
IDRC Canada have sponsored the isiZulu and Ibibio development work.
 
 
LLSTI itself has been supported financially by the UK Department for International Development


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LLSTI Alumni:

Dr Ksenia Shalonova , now at Bristol University, UK
MS Kalika Bali , now at Microsoft Research India
 

 

 

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