Evolutionary process indicators for active IGAs applied to weight tuning in unit selection TTS synthesis

@article{Formiga2010EvolutionaryPI,
  title={Evolutionary process indicators for active IGAs applied to weight tuning in unit selection TTS synthesis},
  author={Llu{\'i}s Formiga and Francesc Al{\'i}as and Xavier Llor{\`a}},
  journal={IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-8}
}
Text-to-Speech (TTS) synthesis systems produce speech from an input text. Corpus based or unit selection TTS (US-TTS) are based on retrieving the best set of speech units from a large labelled speech database. To that effect, the unit selection is guided by dynamic programming and a weighted cost function. Several weight tuning approaches have been defined so as to integrate human preferences in the unit selection process, but with no great success beyond expert-based hand tuning. However… CONTINUE READING