Providing Local Accents – can BPs help?

I have ideas about localizing TTS for my small national audience.
I’d need to do an accent, and I accept there’s work in that. So far I’ve had some shards of success, and I have ideas as to how to bind my local accent phonetics into the tool.

I’m an IBM BP, with some expertise in phonetics.. so who can I speak with to investigate the possibilities?
I feel a local accent would make a big difference in my particular market, for uptake of the service.

Alternatively, if IBM plan to release less common accents themselves, is there a list of what we might expect?

@wwdada paul.mcleod@inspiredchoice.biz IBM BP, Bluemix GEP

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