Title: Design of speech corpus for text-to-speech synthesis
Authors: Matoušek, Jindřich
Psutka, Josef
Krůta, Jiří
Citation: MATOUŠEK, Jindřich; PSUTKA, Josef; KRŮTA, Jiří. Design of speech corpus for text-to-speech synthesis. In: Eurospeech 2001 - Interspeech: proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, 3-7 September 2001, Aalborg, Denmark. [Baixas]: ISCA, 2001, p. 2047-2050. ISSN 1018-4074.
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: ISCA
Document type: článek
URI: http://www.kky.zcu.cz/cs/publications/MatousekJ_2001_DesignofSpeech
ISSN: 1018-4074
Keywords: korpus řeči;syntéza řeči
Keywords in different language: speech corpus;speech synthesis
Abstract in different language: This paper deals with the design of a speech corpus for a concatenation-based text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis. Several aspects of the design process are discussed here. We propose a sentence selection algorithm to choose sentences (from a large text corpus) which will be read and stored in a speech corpus. The selected sentences should include all possible triphones in a sufficient number of occurrences. Some notes on recording the speech are also discussed to ensure a quality speech corpus. As some popular speech synthesis techniques require knowing the moments of principal excitation of vocal tract during the speech, pitch-mark detection is also a subject of our attention. Several automatic pitch-mark detection methods are discussed here and a comparison test is performed to find out the best method.
Rights: © Jindřich Matoušek - Josef Psutka - Jiří Krůta
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