First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Speech Synthesis Using Demisyllables for Korean: A Preliminary System

Jung-Chul Lee, Yong-Ju Lee, Hee-il Han, Eung-Bae Kim, Chang-Joo Kim, Kyung-Tae Kim

Signal Processing Section, Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejon, Korea

This paper describes a preliminary version of the text-to-speech system for Korean, which is referred to as "Geul-Sori". Input letters include Korean characters, numerals, and punctation marks. As a synthetic unit, we use the demisyllables and the control parameters of prosody are generated by rule. Geul-Sori was implemented on IBM-PC/AT using the TMS320C25 DSP chip. Geul-Sori is well operated, but yet poor in naturalness of speech. We are now developing many kinds of rules to achieve more naturalness and more intelligibility of the synthesized speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lee, Jung-Chul / Lee, Yong-Ju / Han, Hee-il / Kim, Eung-Bae / Kim, Chang-Joo / Kim, Kyung-Tae (1990): "Speech synthesis using demisyllables for Korean: a preliminary system", In ICSLP-1990, 773-776.