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A flexible and high quality articulatory speech synthesizer

by Yu-Fu Hsieh

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  • Speech synthesis

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    StatementYu-Fu Hsieh
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 203 leaves :
    Number of Pages203
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    Open LibraryOL25906381M
    OCLC/WorldCa33373614

    The articulatory method is still too complicated for high quality implementations, but may arise as a potential method in the future. Articulatory Synthesis. Articulatory synthesis tries to model the human vocal organs as perfectly as possible, so it is potentially the most satisfying method to produce high-quality synthetic speech. Get this from a library! Speech prosody in speech synthesis: modeling and generation of prosody for high quality and flexible speech synthesis. [Keikichi Hirose; Jianhua Tao;] -- The volume addresses issues concerning prosody generation in speech synthesis, including prosody modeling, how we can convey para- and non-linguistic information in speech synthesis, and .

    structured speech coding has been the holy grail since Homer Dudley’s day at the Bell Laboratory in the form of an articulatory model. Yet, the most popular speech synthesis is achieved by concatenation of samples and high-quality speech coding is . term, articulatory speech synthesis is still widely considered as the ultimate solution to speech synthesis [3]. It is potentially much more flexible than the established techniques with respect.

    Abstract This paper describes some of the results from the project entitled “New Parameterization for Emotional Speech Synthesis” held at the Summer JHU CLSP workshop. We describe experiments on how to use articulatory features as a meaningful. The following subsections describe the main principles of the three most commonly used speech synthesis methods: formant synthesis, concatenative synthesis, and articulatory synthesis. More in-formation about this subject can be found, for example, in the Master’s Thesis of Sami Lemmetty (see the literature list at the end of this chapter).


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A flexible and high quality articulatory speech synthesizer by Yu-Fu Hsieh Download PDF EPUB FB2

ARTICULATORY SPEECH SYNTHESIZER Chang-Shiann Wu Department of Information Management Shih Chien University Kaohsiung, Taiwan [email protected] Yu-Fu Hsieh HarveTech DSP Corporation LungTan TaoYuan, Taiwan [email protected] ABSTRACT The aim of this research was to develop a flexible, high quality articulatory speech synthesis.

Abstract This book addresses the problem of articulatory speech synthesis based on computed vocal tract geometries and the basic physics of sound production in it.

Unlike conventional methods based Cited by: 1. About this book. Introduction. The volume addresses issues concerning prosody generation in speech synthesis, including prosody modeling, how we can convey para- and non-linguistic information in speech synthesis, and prosody control in speech synthesis (including prosody conversions).

A high level of quality has already been achieved in speech synthesis by using selection-based methods with segments of human speech. The quality of static phones (e.g. vowels, fricatives, nasals, laterals) generated by articulatory speech synthesizers has reached a high level in the last years.

Our goal is to expand this high quality to dynamic speech, i.e. whole syllables, words, and utterances by re-synthesizing natural acoustic speech by: 8. High-quality and flexible speech synthesis with segment selection and voice conversion () by T Toda Venue: Ph.D. thesis, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology: Add To MetaCart.

Tools. Sorted by. ARTICULATORY FEATURES FOR EXPRESSIVE SPEECH SYNTHESIS Alan W. Black 1, H. Timothy Bunnell 2, Ying Dou 3, Prasanna Kumar Muthukumar 1, Florian Metze 1, Daniel Perry 4, Tim Polzehl 5, Kishore Prahallad 6, Stefan Steidl 7, and Callie Vaughn 8 1 Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA 2 Nemours Biomedical.

Abstract: High quality speech at low bit rates (e.g., bits/s) is one of the important objectives of current speech research. As part of long range activity on this problem, we have developed an efficient computer program that will serve as a tool for investigating whether articulatory speech synthesis may achieve this low bit rate.

Articulatory speech synthesis using a parametric model and a polynomial mapping technique. International symposium on speech, image processing and neural networks, pages –April S. Parthasarathy and C.H. Coker.

Phoneme-level parametrization of speech using an articulatory model. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and. Speech synthesis, Articulatory synthesizer, Formant synthesizer, Concatenative synthesizer. INTRODUCTION: Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech [1].

A computer system used for this purpose is called a speech synthesizer, and can be implemented in software or hardware. Gnuspeech is an extensible, text-to-speech and language creation package, based on real-time, articulatory, speech-synthesis-by-rules. In addition, the high expense associated with using MRI equipment, has restricted its use in speech research.

Previous MRI studies have been mostly limited to vowels and nasal consonants. In this study, articulatory data are obtained from Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) and Dynamic Electropalatography (EPG). Speech Quality Assessment and Evaluation. Proceedings of Eurospeech 93 (2): Karjalainen M., Altosaar T.

Phoneme Duration Rules for Speech Synthesis by Neural Networks. Proceedings of Eurospeech 91 (2): Karjalainen M., Altosaar T., Vainio M. Speech Synthesis Using Warped Linear Prediction and Neural Networks. Speech Prosody in Speech Synthesis: Modeling and generation of prosody for high quality and flexible speech synthesis (Prosody, Phonology and Phonetics) [Hirose, Keikichi, Tao, Jianhua] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Speech Prosody in Speech Synthesis: Modeling and generation of prosody for high quality and flexible speech synthesis (ProsodyFormat: Hardcover.

Articulatory Speech Synthesis from the Fluid Dynamics of the Vocal Apparatus (Synthesis Lectures on Speech and Audio Processing) [Levinson, Stephen, Davis, Don, Slimon, Scot, Huang, Jun] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Articulatory Speech Synthesis from the Fluid Dynamics of the Vocal Apparatus (Synthesis Lectures on Speech.

Design of high quality speech coders and echo-cancelation schemes for wireless networks is a challenging task since good quality should be maintained with low power consumption under time-varying channel conditions and limited bandwidth.

The speech quality of VODER is demonstrated in accompanying CD (track 01). Fig. The VODER speech synthesizer (Klatt ). After demonstration of VODER the scientific world became more and more interested in speech synthesis.

It was finally shown that intelligible speech can be produced artificially. Most of the past models aimed at the simulation of basic articulatory phenomena without the focus on perception or high-quality articulatory speech synthesis. This paper presents a novel approach to simulate consonant-vowel coarticulation effectively both at the articulatory and the acoustic level.

Recent progress in developing automatic articulatory analysis-synthesis procedures is described. The goal of the research is to find ways to fully exploit the advantages of articulatory modeling in producing natural-sounding speech from text and in low-bit-rate coding. Estimation of articulatory parameters by analysis-synthesis appears to be the most effective way of.

to be a key feature for obtaining high quality speech synthesis, and for characterizing voice quality (e.g.

modal voice, vocal fry, breathy voice [6, 32]). Parametric models fit the glottal signal with piecewise analytical functions, and typ-ically use a small number of parameters. As an example, the Liljencrants-Fant model. Page Models of Speech Synthesis. Rolf Carlson.

SUMMARY. The term "speech synthesis" has been used for diverse technical approaches. In this paper, some of the approaches used to generate synthetic speech in a text-to-speech system are reviewed, and some of the basic motivations for choosing one method over another are discussed.

The DSSP synthesizer uses the two dominant speech synthesis techniques, unit selection synthesis [2] and hidden Markov model-based (HMM) synthesis [3]. HMM-based synthesis uses a flexible statistical parametric model of speech, but sounds less natural than unit selection synthesis, which selects small units from the speech database and.

The discontinuities can manifest as undesirable acoustic artifacts in the synthetic speech signal that need to be avoided for high-quality articulatory synthesis.

We present a solution to this problem based on a more realistic distributed consideration of fluid dynamic pressure changes.Articulatory speech synthesis is the most rigorous way of syn-thesizing speech, as it constitutes a simulation of the mecha-nisms underlying real speech production.

Compared to other approachesinspeechsynthesis,ithasthepotentialtosynthesize speech with any voice and in any language with the most natu-ral quality.