Third ESCA/COCOSDA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

November 26-29, 1998
Jenolan Caves House, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Individuation of Postlexical Phonology for Speech Synthesis

Corey Miller

Motorola Speech Processing Research Laboratory, Schaumburg, IL, USA

Postlexical phonology exhibits a great deal of interspeaker variation, even within widely construed dialects such as American English. Contemporary speech synthesizers have concentrated on modeling the acoustic properties of individual speakers, but not necessarily their phonologies. We discuss a method for inferring individual postlexical phonologies from labeled corpora. Using this method, individualized phonologies can be combined with individualized acoustic models, thereby enabling a speech synthesizer to achieve a closer facsimile of an original voice.


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Bibliographic reference.  Miller, Corey (1998): "Individuation of Postlexical Phonology for Speech Synthesis", In SSW3-1998, 133-136.