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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Using Real Words for Recording Diphones

Susan Fitt

University of Edinburgh, UK

This paper focuses on the creation of word-lists for making diphone recordings for speech synthesis. Such lists often consist of nonsense words, which has the advantage that the phonetic environment can be constrained, and it is easy to produce lists containing all possible combinations. However, this approach has the disadvantage that nonexperts may find it difficult to read the nonsense-word transcriptions. For this reason, we investigate here the issues associated with the use of real words in creating diphone recordings.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fitt, Susan (2001): "Using real words for recording diphones", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2235-2238.