Yamagishi, Junichi; Honnet, Pierre-Edouard; Garner, Philip; Lazaridis, Alexandros. (2017). The SIWIS French Speech Synthesis Database, 2016 [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Informatics. The Centre for Speech Technology Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/1705.
The SIWIS French Speech Synthesis Database includes high quality French speech recordings and associated text files, aimed at building TTS systems, investigate multiple styles, and emphasis. A total of 9750 utterances from various sources such as parliament debates and novels were uttered by a professional French voice talent. A subset of the database contains emphasised words in many different contexts. The database includes more than ten hours of speech data and is freely available.