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Construction of the Acoustic Inventory for a Greek Text-to-Speech Concatenative Synthesis System

Christogiannis, C. and Varvarigou, T. and Zappa, A. and Vamvakoulas, Y. and Shih, C. and Arvaniti, Amalia (2000) Construction of the Acoustic Inventory for a Greek Text-to-Speech Concatenative Synthesis System. In: 2000 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. Proceedings. IEEE, II929-II932. ISBN 0-7803-6293-4. (doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2000.859113) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:46520)

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Abstract

The development of the Greek text-to-speech (TTS) system by NTUA is based on the method of concatenative synthesis and follows the Bell Labs approach to this technique. Concatenative synthesis is one of the simplest methods for speech synthesis and at the same time bypasses most of the problems encountered by articulatory and formant synthesis techniques. The method relies on designing and creating the acoustic inventory of the language by taking real recorded speech, cutting it into segments and concatenating these segments back together during synthesis. The design and implementation of the acoustic database is a key factor for the performance of the synthesizer, since all the possible phone-to-phone transitions must be considered in order to minimize abrupt discontinuities and thus maximize the naturalness of the synthesized utterances.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/ICASSP.2000.859113
Uncontrolled keywords: speech synthesis; synthesizers; digital signal processing; natural languages; databases; bandwidth; frequency estimation; laboratories; design methodology; natural language processing
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Amalia Arvaniti
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 11:54 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46520 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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