Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Formant Transformation from Male to Female Synthetic Voices

Marianne Elmlund (1), Ida Frehr (1), Niels Reinholt Petersen (2)

(1) Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Horsholm, Denmark
(2) Department of General and Applied Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

In order to find a relation between Danish male and female, synthetic vowels, a set of female vowels was developed within the framework of a Danish text-to-speech system [1]. A panel of 37 naive listeners judged the vowels to be convincingly female. The female vowels were compared to a set of synthetic male vowels previously developed for the text-to-speech system. Through this work a simple formant transformation between male and female vowels, was found.

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Bibliographic reference.  Elmlund, Marianne / Frehr, Ida / Petersen, Niels Reinholt (1992): "Formant transformation from male to female synthetic voices", In ICSLP-1992, 1187-1190.