ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992

Diagnostic perceptual experiments for text-to-speech system evaluation

Jan P. H. van Santen

Perceptual methods are described for detecting problems in components of text-to-speech systems. One feature of our approach is the central role played by text-based computational procedures. Their primary use here is in the form of automatic methods for generating text materials with maximal coverage of the domain of a text-to-speech system. Other uses include a system for automatic phonemic scoring of orthographic responses in transcription tasks. A second important feature of our approach is usage of multiple perceptual paradigms. This is needed both to capture the inherent perceptual multidimensionality of synthetic speech and to handle the multiplicity of problems caused by different system components.


doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-128

Cite as: Santen, J.P.H.v. (1992) Diagnostic perceptual experiments for text-to-speech system evaluation. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992), 555-558, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-128

@inproceedings{santen92_icslp,
  author={Jan P. H. van Santen},
  title={{Diagnostic perceptual experiments for text-to-speech system evaluation}},
  year=1992,
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992)},
  pages={555--558},
  doi={10.21437/ICSLP.1992-128}
}