ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Japanese text-to-speech conversion software for personal computers

Kazuhiro Takahashi, Kazuhiko Iwata, Yukio Mitome, Keiko Nagano

A Japanese text-to-speecli conversion software system has been developed. For that, two new techniques are proposed. One is a prosody generation model which utilizes the invariant prosodic structures against any speech tempo for generating natural rhythm and intonation. The other technique is the waveform concatenation method, using expanded CV-VC speech units. It runs on standard Personal Computers (PC) without any additional hardware, such as Digital Signal Processors (DSP), so that installation cost is very low. And application interfaces are provided, so that application programs can easily utilize the text-to-speech function.


Cite as: Takahashi, K., Iwata, K., Mitome, Y., Nagano, K. (1994) Japanese text-to-speech conversion software for personal computers. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 1743-1746

@inproceedings{takahashi94b_icslp,
  author={Kazuhiro Takahashi and Kazuhiko Iwata and Yukio Mitome and Keiko Nagano},
  title={{Japanese text-to-speech conversion software for personal computers}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={1743--1746}
}