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

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Relationships Between Syllable, Word and Sentence Intelligibilities of Synthetic Speech

Hideki Kasuya, Seiki Kasuya

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan

The paper investigates appropriate methods to evaluate the intelligibility of Japanese synthetic speech generated by rule at the syllable and word levels from the viewpoint of its relationships with the sentence intelligibility. The intelligibility scores of the second syllable of the disyllable(CVCV) and of the word presented in semantically anomalous sentences have been found to reflect well the word intelligibility in the normal sentence.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kasuya, Hideki / Kasuya, Seiki (1992): "Relationships between syllable, word and sentence intelligibilities of synthetic speech", In ICSLP-1992, 1215-1218.