Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
September 12-15, 1994
For the purpose of modifying synthetic speech style, an "interactive speech editor" has been developed. The interactive speech editor is a software package running on a personal computer coupled to a Japanese text-to-speech synthesizer. The speech editor has three major functions: (i)edit the basic text input to the text-to-speech synthesizer, (ii)alter the prosodic features of the synthetic speech by interacting with a graphical user interface (GUI), (iii)control prosodic feature parameters to achieve emphasis of specific words or phrases according to the emphasis level. Evaluation experiments show that the interactive speech editor is a useful and powerful tool for achieving any desired synthetic speech style.
Bibliographic reference. Hamada, Hiroshi / Chiba, Jin'ichi (1994): "A GUI-based interactive speech editor for synthetic speech creation", In SSW2-1994, 37-40.