The report describes the Polish TTS and a set of Polish language-specific resources utilized by TTS. It presents both vocabulary and grammar, acoustic databases and a set of specific rules for word-stress position marking, letter-to-phoneme conversion and others.
This paper is devoted to modeling prosody of whispered Russian speech. The practical purpose of this research is to extend voice cloning techniques to whispered speech modality. The authors present their analysis of prosodic features that contribute to the expression of sentence type intonation in whispered speech. The current investigation includes… (More)
The paper is concerned with the study of final/non-final phrase intonation and its language-and speaker-specific peculiarities. A phrase, according to the model used, is represented by a sequence of accentual units consisting of pre-nucleus, nucleus and post-nucleus. Experimental data obtained from the prosodic analysis of a text, recorded by Russian and… (More)
An audiovisual speech synthesis system with modeling of asynchrony between auditory and visual speech modalities is proposed in the paper. Corpus-based study of real recordings gave us the required data for understanding the problem of modalities asynchrony that is partially caused by the co-articulation phenomena. A set of context-dependent timing rules… (More)
The paper describes some results of the research which aiming at filling the gap in introducing and promoting computerized speech technology for Slavonic languages, in particular, a technology of TTS synthesis for Belarusian, Polish and Russian. A typological analysis of the peculiarities of phonemic and allophonic systems of Belarussian, Polish and Russian… (More)
Whispering is a modality of speech that is defined as an unvoiced mode of phonation in which the vocal cords do not vibrate, but are adducted sufficiently to create audible turbulence as the speaker exhales during speech . Whispered speech production is found in most world languages and is considered to be one of linguistic universals . The social… (More)