How (not) to select your voice corpus: random selection vs. phonologically balanced

  title={How (not) to select your voice corpus: random selection vs. phonologically balanced},
  author={Tanya Lambert and Norbert Braunschweiler and Sabine Buchholz},
This paper compares the effect of two different voice corpus selection methods on the overall quality of unit selection-based text-to-speech (TTS) voices resulting from training on these corpora. The first selectionmethod aims to maximize the coverage of stressed as well as unstressed diphones (phonologically balanced: Phonbal) while the second method simply selects sentences at random (Random). We show that, as expected, the Phonbal method results in better phonetic and phonological coverage… CONTINUE READING
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