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               The Japanese TTS System "Open JTalk" version 1.10
                           release December 25, 2016


The Open JTalk is a Japanese TTS System. It has been being developed by HTS
working group (see "Who we are" below) and some graduate students in Nagoya
Institute of Technology (see "AUTHORS" in the same directory).

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The Open JTalk is released under the Modified BSD license (see
http://www.opensource.org/). Using and distributing this software is free
(without restriction including without limitation the rights to use, copy,
modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of this
work, and to permit persons to whom this work is furnished to do so) subject to
the conditions in the following license:

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/*           The Japanese TTS System "Open JTalk"                    */
/*           developed by HTS Working Group                          */
/*           http://open-jtalk.sourceforge.net/                      */
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Although this software is free, we still offer no warranties and no
maintenance. We will continue to endeavor to fix bugs and answer queries when
can, but are not in a position to guarantee it. We will consider consultancy if
desired, please contacts us for details.

If you are using the Open JTalk in commercial environments, even though no
license is required, we would be grateful if you let us know as it helps
justify ourselves to our various sponsors. We also strongly encourage you to

 * refer to the use of Open JTalk in any publications that use this software
 * report bugs, where possible with bug fixes, that are found

See also three "COPYING" files in "mecab", "mecab-naist-jdic", and the current
directory for details.

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                                 Installation
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See "INSTALL" in the same directory for details.

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                               Acknowledgements
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Keiichi Tokuda
Keiichiro Oura
Shinji Sako
Galatea Project

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                                  Who we are
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The HTS working group is a voluntary group for developing the HMM-Based Speech
Synthesis System. Current members are

 Keiichi Tokuda      http://www.sp.nitech.ac.jp/~tokuda/
 (Produce and Design)
 Keiichiro Oura      http://www.sp.nitech.ac.jp/~uratec/
 (Design and Development, Main Maintainer)
 Kei Hashimoto       http://www.sp.nitech.ac.jp/~bonanza/
 Kei Sawada          http://www.sp.nitech.ac.jp/~swdkei/
 Takenori Yoshimura  http://www.sp.nitech.ac.jp/~takenori/
 Shinji Takaki       http://www.sp.nitech.ac.jp/~k-prr44/
 Heiga Zen
 Junichi Yamagishi   http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jyamagis/
 Tomoki Toda         http://spalab.naist.jp/~tomoki/index_e.html
 Takashi Nose
 Shinji Sako         http://www.mmsp.nitech.ac.jp/~sako/
 Alan W. Black       http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~awb/

and the members are dynamically changing. The current formal contact address of
HTS working group and a mailing list for HTS users can be found at
http://hts.sp.nitech.ac.jp/
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