European speech technology experts are working together.
German speech technology specialist Aristech GmbH has joined together with British text-to-speech expert CereProc Ltd. forming an alliance with the goal of bringing synthetic voices full of character to the German market.
According to company statements, the goal is to provide an alternative to existing traditional and monotonous digital voices in Germany. The collaboration of Aristech and CereProc is focussed on combining innovative speech technology and charismatic German voices. Attractively priced models and innovative solutions are to disrupt the market.
To do this, high quality standards and a continuous improvement of the quality of the voices will be ensured. Basis of this collaboration were CereProc’s exceptional competence in text-to-speech (TTS) solutions, which allows for the creation of exclusive corporate voices, as well as joint successes in the past.
“To bring together skilled computational linguists with an internationally renowned company such as CereProc was the obvious decision,” says Michael Mende, CEO of Aristech. “The combination of our individual competences will bring about innovative and cost-effective speech technology solutions, catering to the most demanding customer requirements.”
“We’re happy to have found a partner whose technical knowledge perfectly complements ours and whose knowledge of the German market is invaluable,” says Paul Welham, CEO of CereProc.
Aristech has taken on marketing and development of CereVoices, part of SpeechConcept GmbH & Co. KG. Aristech is one of the leading providers of solutions for man-machine interaction. Professional users profit from reliable and proven with highly innovative solutions that recognise, comprehend or synthesise voice. Aristech can function as software provider, full-range supplier or professional integrator as well as consulting provider for providers of software that offers voice interaction, depending on customers’ needs.
CereProc was founded in 2005 by a group of language experts. The company is working together with the Centre for Speech Technology Research of the University of Edinburgh. CereProc offers text-to-speech in the most common European languages, different dialects and in Japanase and Russian. Chinese is soon to come. All voices can be used on several operating systems .