4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

A New Chinese Text-to-Speech System with High Naturalness

Ren-Hua Wang, Qinfeng Liu, Difei Tang

University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, China

This paper introduces a new Chinese text-to-speech system that produces far more natural and intelligible synthesized speech than existing systems. There are two distinguishing features in this system. One is the perfect prosodic rules that were summed up from the linguistic knowledge and statistical results made on a standard Chinese database. These rules are successfully used to modify the elemental synthesis units to get high naturalness while concatenate them to a sentence. The other feature is that, the Log Magnitude Approximate

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Bibliographic reference.  Wang, Ren-Hua / Liu, Qinfeng / Tang, Difei (1996): "A new Chinese text-to-speech system with high naturalness", In ICSLP-1996, 1441-1444.