Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 12-15, 1994
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA

Feature Driven Formant Synthesis

Jon Iles, William Edmondson

The University of Birmingham, School of Computer Science, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

This paper presents a brief summary of work carried out with a hybrid speech synthesis strategy. This synthesis strategy has been developed to allow control of the synthesis process using a representation based on distinctive feature notation. The hybrid approach has been found to offer advantages over other synthesis strategies, including the ability to mimic subtle features of natural speech, provision for variability in the precision of articulation, and the possibility of inverting the articulatory-acoustic mapping.


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Bibliographic reference.  Iles, Jon / Edmondson, William (1994): "Feature driven formant synthesis", In SSW2-1994, 85-88.