INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
So far, cross-language voice conversion requires at least one bilingual speaker and parallel speech data to perform the training. This paper shows how these obstacles can be overcome by means of a recently presented text-independent training method based on unit selection. The new method is evaluated in the framework of the European speech-to-speech translation project TC-Star and achieves a performance similar to that of text-dependent intra-lingual voice conversion.
Bibliographic reference. Sündermann, David / Höge, Harald / Bonafonte, Antonio / Ney, Hermann / Hirschberg, Julia (2006): "Text-independent cross-language voice conversion", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1665-Thu1BuP.4.