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Vocal Attractiveness Of Statistical Speech Synthesisers
Our previous analysis of speaker-adaptive HMM-based speech synthesis methods suggested that there are two possible reasons why average voices can obtain higher subjective scores than any individual adapted voice: 1) model ...
Speaker adaptation and the evaluation of speaker similarity in the EMIME speech-to-speech translation project
(7th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop, 2010-09)
This paper provides an overview of speaker adaptation research carried out in the EMIME speech-to-speech translation (S2ST) project. We focus on how speaker adaptation transforms can be learned from speech in one language ...
Identifying prosodic prominence patterns for English text-to-speech synthesis
(The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
This thesis proposes to improve and enrich the expressiveness of English Text-to-Speech (TTS) synthesis by identifying and generating natural patterns of prosodic prominence. In most state-of-the-art TTS systems the ...
Altering speech synthesis prosody through real time natural gestural control
(The University of Edinburgh, 2013)
A significant amount of research has been and continues to be undertaken into generating expressive prosody within speech synthesis. Separately, recent developments in HMM-based synthesis (specifically pHTS, developed ...
Connectionist multivariate density-estimation and its application to speech synthesis
(The University of Edinburgh, 2016-06-26)
Autoregressive models factorize a multivariate joint probability distribution into a product of one-dimensional conditional distributions. The variables are assigned an ordering, and the conditional distribution of each ...
Overcoming the limitations of statistical parametric speech synthesis
(The University of Edinburgh, 2017-07-07)
At the time of beginning this thesis, statistical parametric speech synthesis (SPSS) using hidden Markov models (HMMs) was the dominant synthesis paradigm within the research community. SPSS systems are effective at ...