FestCat has originally been written by people in TALP Research
Center at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (http://www.talp.cat)
FestCat is based on many tools and resources developed or written
by third parties. Please consider reading the THANKS file for further
Here are listed the main contributors to FestCat:
* TALP Staff
Antonio Bonafonte: Supervisor of the project and... a lot of work.
Ignasi Esquerra: Corpus design, recording management
Asunción Moreno: Corpus design and production
* PhD students
Jordi Adell: Voice segmentation, definition of corpus anotation
Javier Pérez Mayos: First and last versions of LTS, phonotactic rules
* Master students
Francesc Jarque: First (and almost final) version of the tokenizer,
LTS and tagger. And an excellent master thesis
report that documents it.
Silvia Gallego: Design and production of 10-hour text. Collection
of millions of words in different domains.
* Undergraduate students
Oriol Vinyals: Learning and teaching us how to estimate hts
and clunit voices in Catalan.
Mireia Aguilera, Daniel Coromines, Josep Font:
Supervision of recording sessions
* Linguist Expert from Verbio
Huc Castell (www.verbio.com)
Phonetic criteria and evaluation of speakers
Supervision of phonetic and prosodic labeling
* Speakers talents:
4m+5f (confidential), selected by the company LoopAudio
* Sergio Oller: Voice building, packaging and distribution,
supervision of recording sessions.
Bug fixing, user support 2009-2013.
Script cleaning. Multiple dialect extension.
* Paco Rivière: Intensive testing. Scripts, tutorials and
* Alejandro Cánovas Solbes: Valencian support, tests with multiple dialects