SABLE: A STANDARD FOR TTS MARKUP
Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
CSTR - University of Edingburgh,
Currently, speech synthesizers are controlled by a multitude of
proprietary tag sets. These tag sets vary substantially across
synthesizers and are an inhibitor to the adoption of speech synthesis
technology by developers. SABLE is an XML/SGML-based markup scheme
for text-to-speech synthesis, developed to address the need for a
common TTS control paradigm. This paper presents an overview of the
SABLE v0.2 specification, and provides links to websites with further
information on SABLE.