EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


An Objective Measure for Assessment of the Concatenative TTS Segment Inventories

Robert Batusek

Masaryk University, Czech Republic

In the paper we present a method for assessment of the segment inventories for concatenative text-to-speech synthesis. We argue that the overall comprehensibility of the synthesized speech depends on the length of the segments - longer segments imply more intelligible speech. The problem of minimum text cover by the given segment set is formulated in the paper as well as an algorithm finding the solution. Some improvements speeding up the algorithm are discussed in the rest of the paper.

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Bibliographic reference.  Batusek, Robert (2001): "An objective measure for assessment of the concatenative TTS segment inventories", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2099-2102.