EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
2nd INTERSPEECH Event

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001

                 

A Component by Component Listening Test Analysis of the IBM Trainable Speech Synthesis System

Robert E. Donovan

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

This paper reports on a listening test conducted to determine the impact on speech quality of each component in the IBM Trainable Speech Synthesiser. The study was originally conceived to direct future research effort to those components with the greatest potential for improvement. However, the results and conclusions regarding prosodic modification, concatenation unit length, and decision tree clustering are generally applicable and may be of wider interest.

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Bibliographic reference.  Donovan, Robert E. (2001): "A component by component listening test analysis of the IBM trainable speech synthesis system", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 329-332.