Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23511
Title: Investigating larynx height with an articulatory speech synthesizer
Author(s): Lasarcyk, Eva
Other involved persons: Trouvain, Jürgen
Barry, William J.
Language: German
Year of Publication: 2007
OPUS Source: Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences : ICPhS XVI, 6 - 10 August 2007, Saarbrücken, Germany. - Vol. 3. - Saarbrücken : Univ. des Saarlandes, 2007, S. 2213-2216
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: In this paper, we present a comparative study of natural and synthetic speech samples which vary in larynx height. The acoustics of isolated vowels was analyzed with respect to formant frequency changes and changes in voice quality. The synthetic stimuli show the same characteristics as the natural stimuli when special attention is paid to the synthetic excitation quality. One issue addressed behind this study is how the naturalness of speech synthesis can be improved by manipulating voice quality. Another issue is to find out how well the articulatory speech synthesizer used matches the real speech production process.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-15438
Date of registration: 30-Jun-2008
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Former Department: bis SS 2016: Fachrichtung 4.7 - Allgemeine Linguistik
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