4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Synthesis of Trill

Chilin Shih

AT&T Research Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA

Trill is one of the most difficult sound for speech synthesis due to the complexity of the speech signal. The problem need to be addressed since it is a popular sound in world's languages. Several languages in the multi-language text-to-speech system of Bell Laboratories have this sound in the inventory. This paper reports a simple method that greatly improve the quality of trill for the Italian speech synthesizer which does not require any change in the existing synthesis platform.

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Bibliographic reference.  Shih, Chilin (1996): "Synthesis of trill", In ICSLP-1996, 2223-2226.