5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Experimental Implementation of Pitch-Synchronous Synthesis Methods for the ROMVOX Text-To-Speech System

Attila Ferencz (1), Radu Arsinte (1), Istvan Nagy (3), Teodora Ratiu (1), Maria Ferencz (1), Gavril Toderean (2), Diana Zaiu (2), Tunde-Csilla Kovacs (1), Lajos Simon (1)

(1) Software ITC S.A., Cluj-Napoca; (2) Technical University of Cluj-Napoca; (3) Music Academy "Gh. Dima" of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The LPC-MPE synthesis method is an alternative method used for obtaining a better quality of the generated vocal signal, that can be easily implemented in vocal signal coding-decoding systems. Using the method in text-to-speech systems is more difficult because of the modification that must be done on the synthesized vocal signal in order to superimpose prosodical effects. This paper presents our steps in this direction, some researches and experimental results obtained for adapting the system to the pitch-synchronous LPC-MPE method.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ferencz, Attila / Arsinte, Radu / Nagy, Istvan / Ratiu, Teodora / Ferencz, Maria / Toderean, Gavril / Zaiu, Diana / Kovacs, Tunde-Csilla / Simon, Lajos (1997): "Experimental implementation of pitch-synchronous synthesis methods for the ROMVOX text-to-speech system", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2439-2442.