New PDF release: Improvements in Speech Synthesis

By E. Keller, G. Bailly, A. Monaghan, J. Terken, M. Huckvale

ISBN-10: 0470852356

ISBN-13: 9780470852354

ISBN-10: 0471499854

ISBN-13: 9780471499855

Naturalness in artificial speech is likely one of the so much intractable difficulties in details know-how this day. even supposing speech synthesis structures have enhanced significantly during the last two decades, they hardly sound totally like human audio system. Why is that this so, and what should be performed approximately it? * Prosodic processing needs to be rendered extra diverse and extra acceptable to the speech scenario* Timing, melodic regulate and the relationships among a few of the prosodic parameters desire elevated awareness* sign processing platforms has to be constructed and perfected which are in a position to producing greater than only one voice from a database* a greater figuring out has to be accomplished of what distinguishes one voice from one other, and of ways speech types range among easily studying aloud numbers and sentences and their use in interactive speech * New review methodologies will be constructed to supply aim and subjective measurements of the intelligibility of the substitute speech and the cognitive load imposed upon the listener through impoverished stimuli * sufficient textual content markup platforms has to be proposed and established with a number of languages in real-world events* additional learn is needed to combine speech synthesis structures into higher natural-language processing platforms advancements in Speech Synthesis offers the newest examine within the above parts. participants contain speech synthesis experts from sixteen international locations, with adventure within the improvement of platforms for 12 ecu languages. This quantity emerges from a four-year eu rate undertaking focussed on "The Naturalness of man-made Speech", and should be a necessary textual content for everybody excited about speech synthesis.

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And Darsinos, V. (1998). An iterative algorithm for decomposition of speech signals into periodic and aperiodic components. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 6(1), 1±11. fr Introduction Speech synthesis systems aim at computing signals from a symbolic input ranging from a simple raw text to more structured documents, including abstract linguistic or phonological representations such as are available in a concept-to-speech system. Various representations of the desired utterance are built during processing.

Top: the FFT spectrum before extrapolation with the original spectrum with dotted lines. Bottom: after extrapolation This initial procedure has been extended by Ahn and Holmes (1997) by a joint estimation that alternates between deterministic/stochastic interpolation. Our implementation is called AH in the following. These two decomposition procedures were compared to the PS-ABS proposed above using synthetic stimuli used by d'Alessandro et al. , 1998). We also assessed our current implementation of their algorithm.

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