First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Perceptual Investigations on Consonantal Segments of a German Text-to-Speech System

Hans Grassegger

Abteilung für Phonetik des Instituts für Sprachwissenschaft, Graz, Austria

A German text-to-speech system, called FLEX-DEUTSCH, which has been developed at the Institute of Linguistics (Phonetic Laboratory) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, was used to generate CV- and VCV-stimuli. These stimuli were administered to 20 German speaking subjects in order to evaluate the system's efficiency concerning consonantal segments. The results of this perception test will be the basis for further modification of the acoustic parameters to improve the segmental intelligibility of the system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Grassegger, Hans (1989): "Perceptual investigations on consonantal segments of a German text-to-speech system", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 2136-2138.