Title: Slovak unit-selection speech synthesis: creating a new slovak voice within a czech TTS system ARTIC
Other Titles: Syntéza slovenské řeči metodou výběru jednotek: Tvorba nového slovenského hlasu v českém systému TTS ARTIC
Authors: Matoušek, Jindřich
Tihelka, Daniel
Romportl, Jan
Psutka, Josef
Citation: MATOUŠEK, Jindřich; TIHELKA, Daniel; ROMPORTL, Jan; PSUTKA, Josef. Slovak unit-selection speech synthesis: creating a new slovak voice within a czech TTS system ARTIC. In: IAENG International Journal of Computer Science, 2012, 39, p. 147-154. ISSN 1819-656X.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: International Association of Engineers
Document type: článek
URI: http://www.kky.zcu.cz/cs/publications/MatousekJ_2012_SlovakUnit-Selection
ISSN: 1819-656X
Keywords: syntéza řeči;korpus řeči;výběr jednotky;slovenština
Keywords in different language: speech synthesis;speech corpus;unit selection;slovak language
Abstract in different language: ARTIC (Artificial Talker in Czech) is a corpus-based text-to-speech (TTS) system that enables to synthesise an arbitrary text, mainly for the Czech language. Basically, two versions of ARTIC are available - a single unit instance system (also known as fixed-inventory synthesis) with the quality of resulting speech limited by the fixed inventory, and multiple unit instance system with the quality profitting from employing a unit-selection algorithm to select the longest suitable sequence of phonetic units from many units available. In this paper, a process of building a new Slovak voice for the unit-selection version of ARTIC is presented. All steps in the design, from the preparation of a suitable speech corpus to the creation of an acoustic unit inventory of the new Slovak voice and its use in the ARTIC system will be described. Text processing module, including automatic phonetic transcription and symbolic prosodic description of an arbitrary Slovak text, will be detailed. Finally, speech production module based on the unit selection algorithm will be mentioned as well.
Rights: © Jindřich MatouŠek - Daniel Tihelka - Jan Romportl - Josef Psutka
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