SIMBAD has been developed to facilitate the tasks involved in the design of a concatenative speech synthesis system: 1) building a dictionary of parameterized speech units, and 2) obtaining a set of rules to concatenate these units and to model prosodics. It is an interactive, menu-driven and graphical software tool that allows both automatic processing and graphical editing of speech with high flexibility.
Nadeu, C., Mariño, J.B., Oliveras, A. Simbad: a tool for speech analysis and synthesis. A: International Symposium Signal Processing and Digital Filtering. "IASTED 1990: Signal processing & digital filtering: Lugano, Switzerland: June 18-21, 1990". Lugano: 1990.