First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Voice Response Unit Embedded in Factory Automation Systems

Akira Yamamura (1), Hiroharu Kunizawa (1), Noboru Ueji (1), Hiroshi Itoyama (1), Osamu Kakusho (2)

(1) Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd., Osaka, Japan
(2) Ryukoku University, Shiga, Japan

We describe a voice response unit embedded in FA systems and a Japanese voice synthesis technique using synthesis-by-rule, where prosodic information such as duration, stress, and pitch are combined with phonemic information such as CV syllables (Japanese syllables). The unit has a compact and user-extensible speech database and yields natural sounding synthetic speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yamamura, Akira / Kunizawa, Hiroharu / Ueji, Noboru / Itoyama, Hiroshi / Kakusho, Osamu (1990): "Voice response unit embedded in factory automation systems", In ICSLP-1990, 845-848.