Title: Towards linguistic naturalness of synthetic speech
Other Titles: ZvyšovánĂ­ lingvistickĂ© pĹ™irozenosti syntetickĂ© Ĺ™eÄŤi
Authors: Matoušek, Jindřich
Skarnitzl, Radek
Tihelka, Daniel
Machač, Pavel
Citation: MATOUĹ EK, JindĹ™ich; SKARNITZL, Radek; TIHELKA, Daniel; MACHAÄŚ, Pavel. Towards linguistic naturalness of synthetic speech. In: Proceedings of the world congress on engineering and computer science 2011: 19 - 21, 2011 October, San Francisco, USA. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited, 2011, p. 561-566. ISBN 978-988-18210-9-6.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Newswood Limited
Document type: článek
article
URI: http://www.kky.zcu.cz/cs/publications/MatousekJ_2011_TowardsLinguistic
http://hdl.handle.net/11025/17014
ISBN: 978-988-18210-9-6
Keywords: parazitnĂ­ zvuk Ĺ™eÄŤi;preglotalizace;lingvistická pĹ™irozenost;syntĂ©za Ĺ™eÄŤi;vĂ˝bÄ›r jednotky
Keywords in different language: parasitic speech sound;preglottalization;linguistic naturalness;speech synthesis;unit selection
Abstract in different language: This paper presents another step towards linguistic naturalness of synthetic Czech. The main goal of this study is to avoid unintended occurrences of parasitic speech sounds (namely preglottalization) in synthesised speech. Firstly, procedures for both automatic detection and segmentation of these sounds in source speech recordings are presented. Then, two speech synthesis scenarios are proposed and employed to synthesise speech without preglottalization. Both scenarios succeeded in suppressing intrusiveness of preglottalization with the scenario of penalisation of preglottalization during unit selection being evaluated as the better one.
Rights: Â© JindĹ™ich Matoušek - Radek Skarnitzl - Daniel Tihelka - Pavel MachaÄŤ
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