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Interactive Powers introduces 27 Languages & 60+ additional Text-to-Speech voices with Amazon Polly Integration
Amazon Polly is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice. It’s part of the voice of Alexa and can do much more for your business too.
- Amazon has arround 60 voices across 30 languages and variants.
- Amazon Polly offers Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voices through Machine Learning approach.
- Any device or application support with REST request.
To get more information, you can read AWS documentation. It is a relatively advanced technology, it sounds great for many kind of projects. Some of the main languages are not yet enough developed with Neural TTS technology to provide any kind of voices.
- Over 60 voices across 30 languages.
- NTTS Newscaster Style voices which are very similar to human voices.
- Great documentation, very clear approach and scalability
How to start with Amazon Polly TTS
Step 0: System Requirements
You may check first you have all of this:
- Apache Web Server installed with PHP 7 and at least the curl / mbstring PHP extension.
- FFmpeg binary program installed.
- Amazon AWS account.
- Amazon IAM User with AmazonPollyReadOnlyAccess attached policy.
Step 1: Installation
Unzip the TTS Connector file for Amazon Polly and deploy:
- Download the .zip file with the TTS from our downloads page (amazon-polly-tts-connector.zip)
- Unzip the file into the web server.
Step 2: Configuration
Setup properly your AWS Amazon Poly account in the config.php file:
- Open the file config.php that lives in the folder created when unzipping the downloaded file.
- Change AMAZON_REGION placeholder for the correct region for your IAM user.
- Change AMAZON_USER_KEY placeholder for the Access Key ID.
- Change AMAZON_USER_SECRET placeholder for the Secret Access Key.
- Save the config.php file, and that’s all folks!
Step 3: Ckecking the Instalation
You can check that every is in place and running with our test web service:
- Browse to the file index.php through the web server.
- Try the TTS selecting a Language and a Voice and hitting the Send button.
Engine = Language = Voice = Format = Internal Format = Codec =
Step 4: Start your first VoiceXML service
Start coding your first VoiceXML script setting the right voice and language like this:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <vxml version="2.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/vxml" xml:lang="en-US"> <property name="promptvoice" value="Justin"/> <form> <block> <prompt>Hello World! I am the Amazon Polly Voice.</prompt> </block> </form> </vxml>
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