MARY 3.1.0 released
Ten months after the last stable release, a major milestone release is finally here: MARY 3.1.0.
Its main features are:
- state of the art unit selection (English and German);
- support for two more platforms: 64 bit Linux and Mac OS X on Intel platforms;
- a voice creation toolkit (work in progress, see http://mary.opendfki.de/browser/tags/3.1.0/lib/modules/import/README for preliminary documentation if you want to try it out).
Thanks to those who have helped test the beta versions! All the problems that we have become aware of should be fixed in this release. For a reasonably complete list of issues addressed in this release, see http://mary.opendfki.de/milestone/3.1.0
Should you come across additional bugs, please post them to the mary-users mailing list (http://www.dfki.de/mailman/listinfo/mary-users).
Some background info:
The unit selection code released here has performed better-than-average in this year's Blizzard Challenge (http://www.festvox.org/blizzard/), showing that the system can be considered state-of-the-art. For details, see: http://www.dfki.de/~schroed/publications.html#schroeder_hunecke2007a
The German voices have been created from the BITS corpora -- for details, see: http://www.dfki.de/~schroed/publications.html#schroeder_hunecke2007