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Watson SS Plugin 1.4.0 Released

IBM Watson Speech Synthesis (SS) Plugin 1.4.0 to the UniMRCP Server (UMS) has been released.

The plugin is based on the following components:

  • UniMRCP Server 1.6.0
  • IBM Watson Text to Speech API v1
  • Libevent 2.1.9
  • Rapidjson 1.1.0

The binaries are currently available for the following Linux distributions:

  • Red Hat / CentOS 7 (unimrcp-watson-ss-1.6.3-1.el7.x86_64.rpm)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (unimrcp-watson-ss_1.6.3-xenial_amd64.deb)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (unimrcp-watson-ss_1.6.3-bionic_amd64.deb)

This release adds support for custom voice models. The release fixes a few minor problems.

The detailed list of changes introduced in this release follows.
New Features
  • Added support for custom voice models.
Fixed Problems
  • Fixed processing of optional parameters set in the header field Content-Type [application/ssml+xml; charset=utf-8].
  • Fixed output format of an SDR to strictly conform to JSON.
  • Fixed escaping of double quotes in SSML content passed to the service.
Configuration Parameters
  • Added a new configuration parameter 'customization-id'.
  • Updated the Usage Guide to reflect the changes introduced in this release.

Visit the Watson SS plugin page for more information.


Thank you for using UniMRCP.

Arsen Chaloyan
Author of UniMRCP

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