The Seventh ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis
In this paper, we present linear transformation algorithms for many-to-one voice conversion (VC). Many-to-one VC is a technique for converting an arbitrary source speakers voice into the target speakers voice. A conversion model previously developed between many prestored source speakers and the target speaker is adapted into a new source speaker in an unsupervised manner. In this study, we implement several well-known model adaptation techniques based on linear transformation for many-to-one VC and evaluate their effectiveness.
Index Terms: many-to-one voice conversion, Gaussian mixture model, unsupervised adaptation, linear transformation
Bibliographic reference. Hayashida, Chie / Toda, Tomoki / Ohtani, Yamato / Saruwatari, Hiroshi / Shikano, Kiyohiro (2010): "Linear transformation approaches to many-to-one voice conversion", In SSW7-2010, 74-79.