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An Objective Measure for Assessment of the Concatenative TTS Segment Inventories



Year of publication 2001
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceeding of Eurospeech 2001 - Scandinavia
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Faculty of Informatics

Field Use of computers, robotics and its application
Keywords speech synthesis; evaluation
Description In the paper we present a method for assessment of the segment inventories for concatenative text-to-speech synthesis. We argue that the overall comprehensibility of the synthesized speech depends on the length of the segments --- longer segments imply more intelligible speech. The problem of minimum text cover by the given segment set is formulated in the paper as well as an algorithm finding the solution. Some improvements speeding up the algorithm are discussed in the rest of the paper.
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