Tacotron: Towards End-to-End Speech Synthesis

  title={Tacotron: Towards End-to-End Speech Synthesis},
  author={Yuxuan Wang and R. J. Skerry-Ryan and Daisy Stanton and Yonghui Wu and Ron J. Weiss and Navdeep Jaitly and Zongheng Yang and Ying Xiao and Z. Chen and Samy Bengio and Quoc V. Le and Yannis Agiomyrgiannakis and Robert A. J. Clark and Rif A. Saurous},
A text-to-speech synthesis system typically consists of multiple stages, such as a text analysis frontend, an acoustic model and an audio synthesis module. [] Key Method We present several key techniques to make the sequence-to-sequence framework perform well for this challenging task. Tacotron achieves a 3.82 subjective 5-scale mean opinion score on US English, outperforming a production parametric system in terms of naturalness. In addition, since Tacotron generates speech at the frame level, it's…

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