INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
In this paper an efficient segment selection method for corpus-based speech synthesis is presented. Traditional unit-selectors use dynamic programming (DP) to find in a fully connected segment network the most appropriate segment sequence based on target- and concatenation costs. Instead of performing a full DP search, the presented unit-selector applies fast transformations on binary valued segment connection matrices. It is further also shown that this technique can be expanded to supra-segmental unit-selection without altering the segment size in the database.
Bibliographic reference. Coorman, Geert (2006): "Segment connection networks for corpus-based speech synthesis", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1962-Wed3BuP.13.