Choose the best to modify the least: a new generation concatenative synthesis system

@inproceedings{Balestri1999ChooseTB,
  title={Choose the best to modify the least: a new generation concatenative synthesis system},
  author={Marcello Balestri and Alberto Pacchiotti and Silvia Quazza and Pier Luigi Salza and Stefano Sandri},
  booktitle={EUROSPEECH},
  year={1999}
}
The paper describes a corpus-based approach applied in the evolution of ELOQUENS, the CSELT text-to-speech synthesis system for Italian, towards multi-voice, multilanguage, high-naturalness concatenative synthesis. The acoustic modules have been redesigned, according to the idea of reducing the number of junctions and the need of prosodic modification. Appropriate phonetic coverage methods were applied in the acoustic database design. Automatic processing tools performed phone and diphone… CONTINUE READING
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