Synthesizing Fast Speech by Implementing Multi-Phone Units in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis

Moers D, Jauk I, Möbius B, Wagner P (2010)
In: Proceedings of 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW-7). .

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This paper presents a new approach to synthesizing fast speech in unit selection synthesis. After recording two inventories - one at normal and one at fast speech rate articulated as accurately as possible - speech was synthesized from both corpora independently. Since fast speech differs from normal rate speech in terms of acoustic characteristics, the concept of multi-phone (phoxsy) units proposed by Breuer and Abresch [1] was explored for synthetic speech generated from both speaking rate inventories. A perceptual evaluation showed that phoxsy units enhanced the intelligibility especially for fast synthetic speech significantly.
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Moers D, Jauk I, Möbius B, Wagner P. Synthesizing Fast Speech by Implementing Multi-Phone Units in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis. In: Proceedings of 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW-7). 2010.
Moers, D., Jauk, I., Möbius, B., & Wagner, P. (2010). Synthesizing Fast Speech by Implementing Multi-Phone Units in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis. Proceedings of 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW-7).
Moers, D., Jauk, I., Möbius, B., and Wagner, P. (2010). “Synthesizing Fast Speech by Implementing Multi-Phone Units in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis” in Proceedings of 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW-7).
Moers, D., et al., 2010. Synthesizing Fast Speech by Implementing Multi-Phone Units in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis. In Proceedings of 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW-7).
D. Moers, et al., “Synthesizing Fast Speech by Implementing Multi-Phone Units in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis”, Proceedings of 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW-7), 2010.
Moers, D., Jauk, I., Möbius, B., Wagner, P.: Synthesizing Fast Speech by Implementing Multi-Phone Units in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis. Proceedings of 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW-7). (2010).
Moers, Donata, Jauk, Igor, Möbius, Bernd, and Wagner, Petra. “Synthesizing Fast Speech by Implementing Multi-Phone Units in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis”. Proceedings of 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW-7). 2010.
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