ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

A scheme for Chinese speech synthesis by rule based on pitch-synchronous multi-pulse excitation LP method

Changfu Wang, Wenshen Yue, Keikichi Hirose, Hiroya Fujisaki

A pitch-synchronous analysis and synthesis method has been developed for Chinese speech synthesis by rule. This method is based on the multi-pulse excitation linear predictive (MELP) analysis. The wavelet transform is adopted to detect the instant of glottal closure (GCI) from the speech signal. Since the analysis is carried out pitch-synchronously within the interval of a pitch period bounded by two adjacent GCI's for a voiced speech segment, the major excitation occurring at a GCI is excluded from the analysis interval. Thus higher accuracy is achieved for vocal tract and excitation source parameters than that obtainable by conventional fixed frame methods. Since, in the synthesis process, the speech segments of one pitch period each are used as the units of synthesis for voiced speech, the pitch-synchronous scheme also simplifies the process of control parameter generation and increases the flexibility and controllability of the synthesizer.


Cite as: Wang, C., Yue, W., Hirose, K., Fujisaki, H. (1994) A scheme for Chinese speech synthesis by rule based on pitch-synchronous multi-pulse excitation LP method. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 1679-1682

@inproceedings{wang94b_icslp,
  author={Changfu Wang and Wenshen Yue and Keikichi Hirose and Hiroya Fujisaki},
  title={{A scheme for Chinese speech synthesis by rule based on pitch-synchronous multi-pulse excitation LP method}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={1679--1682}
}