The Seventh ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis
This paper presents a new approach to synthesizing fast speech in unit selection synthesis. After recording two inventories - one at normal and one at fast speech rate articulated as accurately as possible - speech was synthesized from both corpora independently. Since fast speech differs from normal rate speech in terms of acoustic characteristics, the concept of multi-phone (phoxsy) units  was implemented and used to synthesize speech at both speaking rates again. A perceptual evaluation showed that phoxsy units enhanced#the iontelligibility for fast speech synthesis significantly.
index Terms: fast speech, unit selection, phoxsy units
Bibliographic reference. Moers, Donata / Jauk, Igor / Möbius, Bernd / Wagner, Petra (2010): "Synthesizing fast speech by implementing multi-phone units in unit selection speech synthesis", In SSW7-2010, 355-358.