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Phone-based speech synthesis with neural network and articulatory control

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2 Author(s)
Lo, W.K. ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong ; Ching, P.C.

The paper presents a novel method for synthesizing a speech signal using a phone-based concatenation approach. A neural network is employed for the generalization of the phone templates during synthesis. Simplified articulatory space input parameters based on a modified vowel diagram are used to provide flexible and effective articulatory control. It also enables the design of an articulatory control model for allophonic variations in the speech signal. The network approach is chosen for its non-linear mapping of the relationship between the articulatory space parameters and the spectral information of speech signal. In addition, non-linear approximation for phone template transitions is facilitated. The phone templates of the synthesizer are implicitly stored as network parameters of a medium size network. The performance of this new speech synthesis technique is demonstrated with a prototype system specifically designed for Cantonese (a common Chinese dialect) and the synthetic speech quality is assessed by informal listening tests

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Spoken Language, 1996. ICSLP 96. Proceedings., Fourth International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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3-6 Oct 1996

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