Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

A Text-To-Speech Synthesizer for the Polish Language

Przemyslaw Dymarski, Slawomir Kuklinski, Siawomir Kula

Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Text-to-speech synthesizer is described, based on the the concatenation of the Polish diphones. The text-to-phoneme conversion is based on the neural network. Diphones are extracted and stored pitch- synchronously, using the variable rate linear predictive coder with mixed excitation. The pitch period modification is based on the time- domain interpolation of the excitation signal. Duration is controlled by insertion of the pitch periods and interpolation of the excitation signal. Preliminary results are reported.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dymarski, Przemyslaw / Kuklinski, Slawomir / Kula, Siawomir (1995): "A text-to-speech synthesizer for the Polish language", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1101-1104.