• Publications
  • Influence
VTLN adaptation for statistical speech synthesis
The advent of statistical speech synthesis has enabled the unification of the basic techniques used in speech synthesis and recognition. Adaptation techniques that have been successfully used inExpand
  • 30
  • 1
Vocal Tract Length Normalization for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis
Vocal tract length normalization (VTLN) has been successfully used in automatic speech recognition for improved performance. The same technique can be implemented in statistical parametric speechExpand
  • 18
  • 1
Current trends in multilingual speech processing
In this paper, we describe recent work at Idiap Research Institute in the domain of multilingual speech processing and provide some insights into emerging challenges for the research community.Expand
  • 26
A comparison of supervised and unsupervised cross-lingual speaker adaptation approaches for HMM-based speech synthesis
The EMIME project aims to build a personalized speech-to-speech translator, such that spoken input of a user in one language is used to produce spoken output that still sounds like the user's voiceExpand
  • 33
Speaker adaptation and the evaluation of speaker similarity in the EMIME speech-to-speech translation project
This paper provides an overview of speaker adaptation research carried out in the EMIME speech-to-speech translation (S2ST) project. We focus on how speaker adaptation transforms can be learned fromExpand
  • 25
Speech recognition with speech synthesis models by marginalising over decision tree leaves
There has been increasing interest in the use of unsupervised adaptation for the personalisation of text-to-speech (TTS) voices, particularly in the context of speech-to-speech translation. ThisExpand
  • 13
Personalising speech-to-speech translation: Unsupervised cross-lingual speaker adaptation for HMM-based speech synthesis
In this paper we present results of unsupervised cross-lingual speaker adaptation applied to text-to-speech synthesis. The application of our research is the personalisation of speech-to-speechExpand
  • 11
Personalising Speech-To-Speech Translation in the EMIME Project
In the EMIME project we have studied unsupervised cross-lingual speaker adaptation. We have employed an HMM statistical framework for both speech recognition and synthesis which providesExpand
  • 21
Combining Vocal Tract Length Normalization With Hierarchical Linear Transformations
Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of vocal tract length normalization (VTLN) as a rapid adaptation technique for statistical parametric speech synthesis. VTLN produces speech withExpand
  • 5
Combining Vocal Tract Length Normalization With Hierarchical Linear Transformations
Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of vocal tract length normalization (VTLN) as a rapid adaptation technique for statistical parametric speech synthesis. VTLN produces speech withExpand
  • 5