An Evaluation of Parameter Generation Methods with Rich Context Models in HMM-Based Speech Synthesis

@inproceedings{Takamichi2012AnEO,
  title={An Evaluation of Parameter Generation Methods with Rich Context Models in HMM-Based Speech Synthesis},
  author={Shinnosuke Takamichi and Tomoki Toda and Yoshinori Shiga and Hisashi Kawai and Sakriani Sakti and Satoshi Nakamura},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2012}
}
In this paper, we propose parameter generation methods using rich context models in HMM-based speech synthesis as yet another hybrid method combining HMM-based speech synthesis and unit selection synthesis. In the traditional HMM-based speech synthesis, generated speech parameters tend to be excessively smoothed and they cause muffled sounds in synthetic… CONTINUE READING