Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

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

Using Statistics in Text-To-Speech System Construction

Jan P. H. van Santen

Linguistics Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA

There is a growing tendency in text-to-speech system construction to replace components consisting of manually constructed rules by components generated by general purpose statistical techniques. This paper discusses a construction process that incorporates aspects of both approaches, as well new statistical methods.


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Bibliographic reference.  Santen, Jan P. H. van (1994): "Using statistics in text-to-speech system construction", In SSW2-1994, 240-243.