10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Towards Unsupervised Articulatory Resynthesis of German Utterances Using EMA Data

Ingmar Steiner (1), Korin Richmond (2)

(1) Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
(2) University of Edinburgh, UK

As part of ongoing research towards integrating an articulatory synthesizer into a text-to-speech (TTS) framework, a corpus of German utterances recorded with electromagnetic articulography (EMA) is resynthesized to provide training data for statistical models. The resynthesis is based on a measure of similarity between the original and resynthesized EMA trajectories, weighted by articulatory relevance. Preliminary results are discussed and future work outlined.

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Bibliographic reference.  Steiner, Ingmar / Richmond, Korin (2009): "Towards unsupervised articulatory resynthesis of German utterances using EMA data", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2055-2058.