Recent improvements on Microsoft's trainable text-to-speech system-Whistler

  title={Recent improvements on Microsoft's trainable text-to-speech system-Whistler},
  author={Xuedong Huang and Alex Acero and Hsiao-Wuen Hon and Yun-Cheng Ju and Jingsong Liu and Scott Meredith and Mike Plumpe},
Whistler Text-to-Speech engine was designed so that we can automatically construct the model parameters from training data. This paper will focus on recent improvements on prosody and acoustic modeling, which are all derived through the use of probabilistic learning methods. Whistler can produce synthetic speech that sounds very natural and resembles the acoustic and prosodic characteristics of the original speaker. The underlying technologies used in Whistler can significantly facilitate the… CONTINUE READING
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