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Locating Discontinuities in Synthetic Speech using a Perceptually Orientated Approach

Timoney, Joseph and Villing, Rudi and Ward, Tomas (2004) Locating Discontinuities in Synthetic Speech using a Perceptually Orientated Approach. In: Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2005, September 2005, Dublin City University.

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Abstract

A significant problem with unit selection based speech synthesis is the listener perception of sound discontinuities at which the speech waveforms are joined. This work demonstrates the application of three different perceptually motivated timefrequency representations and associated measures to the identification of such discontinuities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Unit selection speech synthesis; Concatenative discontinuities;
Subjects: Science & Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 1349
Depositing User: Dr Tomas Ward
Date Deposited: 12 May 2009 10:53
Refereed: Yes
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