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A Comparison of Unit Selection Techniques in Limited Domain Speech Synthesis



Year of publication 2003
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of TSD 2003
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Faculty of Informatics

Field Informatics
Keywords speech synthesis; corpus; unit selection; segmentation; processing
Description Traditional concatenative speech synthesizers equipped with a small amount of speech segments suffer from the lack of naturalness. On the other hand, corpus-based speech synthesizers are able to produce much more natural speech. This paper presents a comparison of two new unit-selection methods in the corpus-based speech synthesis. An experimental comparison of comprehensibility and naturalness of all three approaches is provided here. The results are compared with one widely-used unit-selection method.
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