Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


Performance of Text-to-Speech Conversion for Dutch: A Comparative Evaluation of Allophone and Diphone Based Synthesis at the Level of the Segment, the Word, and the Paragraph

Renee van Bezooijen, Louis C. W. Pols

Institute of Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

During the years 1985-1990 an extensive research program was carried out in the Netherlands to improve the quality of text-to-speech conversion for Dutch, both allophone and diphone based. In this paper the (developmental) quality of the two types of synthesis will be compared at the level of the segment, the word, and the paragraph. Keywords: evaluation, synthesis

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Bibliographic reference.  Bezooijen, Renee van / Pols, Louis C. W. (1991): "Performance of text-to-speech conversion for dutch: a comparative evaluation of allophone and diphone based synthesis at the level of the segment, the word, and the paragraph", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 871-874.