Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Efficient Speech Synthesis System using the Deterministic plus Stochastic Model

Daniel Erro, Asunción Moreno

Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

In this paper, a high-quality concatenative synthesis system using the deterministic plus stochastic model of speech is described, in which the prosodic modifications are performed by means of very simple and efficient operations, as we reported in a previous work. In particular, pitch synchrony is not necessary, and linear interpolations substitute other types of estimation. The method for the concatenation of units has been improved in order to avoid waveform and spectral mismatches.

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Bibliographic reference.  Erro, Daniel / Moreno, Asunción (2006): "Efficient speech synthesis system using the deterministic plus stochastic model", In SP-2006, paper 220.