Lionel Segalen

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Corpus based text-to-speech systems currently produce very natural synthetic sentences, though limited to a neutral inexpressive speaking style. Paralinguistic elements are some of the expressive features one would most like to introduce. In this paper, we describe a new method for introducing laughter and hesitation in synthetic speech. Thanks to a small(More)
The paper presents some validation results concerning the treatment of typographical and/or punctuation information in the perspective of an expressive speech synthesis for text inputs. In the first part, we outline the expressiveness model and the conceptual categories our work leans on and receives some legitimacy. This model incorporates a point of view(More)
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