Tonal context labeling using quantized F0 symbols for improving tone correctness in average-voice-based speech synthesis

Vataya Chunwijitra, Takashi Nose, Takao Kobayashi

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

This paper proposes a technique for improving tone correctness in Thai speech synthesis based on an average voice model trained with nonprofessional speech corpus. The proposed technique utilizes quantized F0 symbols as the tonal context in order to obtain an appropriate F0 model. With this technique, the prosodic context can be extracted from real speech directly and this leads to prevent the inconsistency between speech data and F0 labels generated from transcription, which affects the naturalness and tone correctness in synthetic speech. We examine two types of tonal context labeling using the quantized F0 symbols based on phone and sub-phone boundaries. Experimental results of both objective and subjective tests show that the proposed technique can improve not only the naturalness but also the tone correctness of synthetic speech under condition of using a small amount speech data of nonprofessional target speakers.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2011 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2011 - Proceedings
ページ4708-4711
ページ数4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 8 18
外部発表はい
イベント36th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic
継続期間: 2011 5 222011 5 27

出版物シリーズ

名前ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN(印刷版)1520-6149

Conference

Conference36th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2011
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period11/5/2211/5/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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