Identification of contrast and its emphatic realization in HMM based speech synthesis

@inproceedings{Badino2009IdentificationOC,
  title={Identification of contrast and its emphatic realization in HMM based speech synthesis},
  author={Leonardo Badino and J. Sebastian Andersson and Junichi Yamagishi and Robert A. J. Clark},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2009}
}
The work presented in this paper proposes to identify contrast in the form of contrastive word pairs and prosodically signal it with emphatic accents in a Text-to-Speech (TTS) application using a Hidden-Markov-Model (HMM) based speech synthesis system. We first describe a novel method to automatically detect contrastive word pairs using textual features only and report its performance on a corpus of spontaneous conversations in English. Subsequently we describe the set of features selected to… CONTINUE READING
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