Communication aid for non-vocal people using corpus-based concatenative speech synthesis

Akemi Iida, Yosuke Sakurada, Nick Campbell, Michiaki Yasumura

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Abstract

This paper reports on the development of Chatako-AID, a communication aid for non-vocal people using corpus-based cocatenative speech synthesis by creating a speech corpus especially designed for such use. The concept of Chatako-AID; synthesis with the user’s voice, which makes use of precomposed texts, is highly appreciated by the target user. This confirms that the recording of a minimum set of phonetically balanced sentences is insufficient for speech synthesis in the proposed method and that a combination of the above recording and a recording of well-read continuous-text material produces more natural sounded synthesised speech.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUROSPEECH 2001 - SCANDINAVIA - 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
EditorsPaul Dalsgaard, Borge Lindberg, Henrik Benner, Zheng-Hua Tan
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages2409-2412
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)8790834100, 9788790834104
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - Scandinavia, EUROSPEECH 2001 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 2001 Sep 32001 Sep 7

Publication series

NameEUROSPEECH 2001 - SCANDINAVIA - 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
Volume2001-September

Conference

Conference7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - Scandinavia, EUROSPEECH 2001
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period01/9/301/9/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language

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