Recording script design for corpus-based TTS system based on coverage of various phonetic elements

Mitsuaki Isogai, Hideyuki Mizuno, Kazunori Mano

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Abstract

This paper describes a new recording script generation method that can create speech databases for corpus-based TTS systems. This method is efficient due to its two features; (1) It has a 2-stage algorithm to generate the recording script with consideration of the balance of triphone, syllable and morpheme elements. (2) It can control types of phonetic elements included in the recording script via the weight coefficients of the phonetic elements. An evaluation shows that the 2-stage algorithm is effective in raising the coverage of phonetic elements and that this method yields a recording script containing various phonetic elements. A preference test shows that changing the selection criteria influences the quality of the synthesized speech. The same test also shows that it is better to take account of morpheme-based elements than syllable-based elements in generating a task-specific recording script.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP '05 - Proceedings - Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing Multimedia Signal Processing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages301-304
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780388747, 9780780388741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP '05 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 2005 Mar 182005 Mar 23

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
VolumeI
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP '05
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period05/3/1805/3/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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