Generation by Maximizing Joint Likelihood of Syllabic HMMs for Mandarin Speech Synthesis

@inproceedings{Na2012GenerationBM,
  title={Generation by Maximizing Joint Likelihood of Syllabic HMMs for Mandarin Speech Synthesis},
  author={Xingyu Na and Chaomin Wang and Xiang Xie and Jingming Kuang and Yaling He},
  year={2012}
}
A tone generation method by maximizing the joint likelihood of syllabic HMMs is proposed to improve the Mandarin speech synthesis. F0 sequence is generated by jointly maximizing the likelihood of the state-level F0 model and syllable-level tone model under the constraint of mean F0 of the adjacent units. The optimal weight of the tone component is searched in terms of the parameter generation error and correlation coefficients. Objective and subjective evaluations both prove the positive… CONTINUE READING