Thousands of Voices for HMM-based Speech Synthesis

@inproceedings{Yamagishi2009ThousandsOV,
  title={Thousands of Voices for HMM-based Speech Synthesis},
  author={Junichi Yamagishi and Bela Usabaev and Simon King and Oliver Watts and John Dines and Jilei Tian and Rile Hu and Keiichiro Oura and Keiichi Tokuda and Reima Karhila and Mikko Kurimo},
  year={2009}
}
Our recent experiments with HMM-based speech synthesis systems have demonstrated that speaker-adaptive HMM-based speech synthesis (which uses an ‘average voice model’ plus model adaptation) is robust to non-ideal speech data that are recorded under various conditions and with varying microphones, that are not perfectly clean, and/or that lack of phonetic… CONTINUE READING