Symbolic prosody driven unit selection for highly natural synthetic speech

@inproceedings{Tihelka2005SymbolicPD,
  title={Symbolic prosody driven unit selection for highly natural synthetic speech},
  author={Daniel Tihelka},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2005}
}
In the effort to obtain synthetic speech with the quality near to natural, and potentially, to be able to build expressive synthesis, the unit selection approach has become very important. To increase the naturalness of our native TTS system ARTIC we employed the specific version of the approach. It is driven by the high–level symbolic prosody description, defined according to the phenomena of prosodic synonymy and homonymy. The concrete prosody of a synthesized phrase is not explicitly set… CONTINUE READING

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