Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

A New System for Text-To-Speech Conversion, and its Application to Swedish

Mats Ljungqvist (1), Anders Lindstrom (1), Kjell Gustafson (1,2)

(1) Telia Promoter Infovox AB, Solna, Sweden
(2) Dept. of Speech Communication, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

High quality text-to-speech conversion requires robust and accurate text processing, well founded modelling of phonological/phonetic processes, and sound generation with high intelligibility and naturalness. The present paper describes a new text-to-speech system under development which provides a flexible framework for integrating these processing modules. We give an overview of the system design and describe some recent advances in the related fields: text processing centered around a large lemma-based lexicon, the rule formalism and data structures of the system, and some recent work on improving voice source modelling in a formant synthesizer.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ljungqvist, Mats / Lindstrom, Anders / Gustafson, Kjell (1994): "A new system for text-to-speech conversion, and its application to Swedish", In ICSLP-1994, 1779-1782.