De-identification in multimedia content can be defined as the process of concealing the identities of individuals captured in a given set of data (images, video, audio, text), for the purpose of protecting their privacy. This will provide an effective means for supporting the EU's Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), which is concerned with the introduction of appropriate measures for the protection of personal data.
The fact that a person can be identified by such features as face, voice, silhouette and gait, indicates the de-identification process as an interdisciplinary challenge, involving such scientific areas as image processing, speech analysis, video tracking and biometrics.
This Action aims to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary efforts (related to scientific, legal, ethical and societal aspects) in the introduction of person de-identification and reversible de-identification in multimedia content by networking relevant European experts and organisations.
Aholab Signal Processing laboratory is proud to announce the release of its TTS as open source. Two different projects has been packaged so far:
- AhoTTS: Text-to-Speech conversor for Basque and Spanish. It includes linguistic processing and built voices for the languages aforementioned. Its acoustic engine is based on hts_engine and it uses a high quality vocoder called AhoCoder.
- AhoTTS Multingual: Text-to-Speech conversor for Basque, Spanish, Catalan, Galician and English. It includes linguistic processing and built voices for all the languages aforementioned. Its acoustic engine is based on hts_engine and it uses a high quality vocoder called AhoCoder.