ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1991
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1991

Evaluation of speech synthesis techniques in a comprehension task

H. A. Sydeserff, R. J. Caley, Stephen D. Isard, Mervyn A. Jack, Alex I. C. Monaghan, J. Verhoeven

Six types of speech synthesis were evaluated for comprehensibility: Standard Linear Predictive Coding Analysis/Resynthesis; Pitch Synchronous Analysis/Resynthesis; Pitch Synchronous Multi-Pulse Analysis/Resynthesis; and three PSOLA (Pitch Synchronous Overlap-and-Add) techniques. The relative comprehensibility of the synthesis types was tested by using the synthesised speech to convey information that subjects needed in order to perform a diagram-based multiple-choice task. Keywords: Speech Synthesis; Evaluation; Multi-Pulse Linear Predictive Coding; PSOLA


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1991-76

Cite as: Sydeserff, H.A., Caley, R.J., Isard, S.D., Jack, M.A., Monaghan, A.I.C., Verhoeven, J. (1991) Evaluation of speech synthesis techniques in a comprehension task. Proc. 2nd European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1991), 277-280, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1991-76

@inproceedings{sydeserff91_eurospeech,
  author={H. A. Sydeserff and R. J. Caley and Stephen D. Isard and Mervyn A. Jack and Alex I. C. Monaghan and J. Verhoeven},
  title={{Evaluation of speech synthesis techniques in a comprehension task}},
  year=1991,
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1991)},
  pages={277--280},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1991-76}
}