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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Simon
dc.contributor.advisorClark, Rob
dc.contributor.authorKazinka, Shobha
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-07T14:47:17Z
dc.date.available2011-09-07T14:47:17Z
dc.date.issued2010-11-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/5328
dc.description.abstractA proposal has been made to create an application which displays a map of Scotland and, when clicked, synthesizes speech approximating the dialect of the location clicked on, regardless of whether or not data has been collected for that precise area. This is to be accomplished by creating HMM voices for a number of locations across Scotland and interpolating appropriately between these voices at locations specified by the user. This report serves as a proof of concept for this project. It addresses two concerns: one, demonstrating that the Voices of Young Scots corpus, which collects recordings of youth across Scotland, is a suitable corpus for training these models; and two, building an extensible framework for the application and testing it using a set of voices with known geographical information. Both of these concerns are demonstrated to be surmountable, and some discussion is made of future work.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectspeech synthesisen
dc.subjectScotlanden
dc.subjectspeech interpolationen
dc.titleAn Interpolated Accent Map for Scotlanden
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen
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