Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-25294
Title: A mixed inventory structure for German concatenative synthesis
Author(s): Portele, Thomas
Höfer, Florian
Hess, Wolfgang
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1996
SWD key words: Künstliche Intelligenz
Free key words: artificial intelligence
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: In speech synthesis by unit concatenation a major point is the definition of the unit inventory. Diphone or demisyllable inventories are widely used but both unit types have their drawbacks. This paper describes a mixed inventory structure which is syllable oriented but does not demand a definite decision about the position of a syllable boundary. In the definition process of the inventory the results of a comprehensive investigation of coarticulatory phenomena at syllable boundaries were used as well as a machine readable pronunciation dictionary. An evaluation comparing the mixed inventory with a demisyllable and a diphone inventory confirms that speech generated with the mixed inventory is superior regarding general acceptance. A segmental intelligibility test shows the high intelligibility of the synthetic speech.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-53403
Series name: Vm-Report / Verbmobil, Verbundvorhaben, [Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz]
Series volume: 149
Date of registration: 12-Jun-2013
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - DFKI Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
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