5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Multi-lingual Concatenative Speech Synthesis

Nick Campbell

ATR-ITL, Japan

This paper describes a method of concatenative speech synthesis that makes use of 3-dimensional labelling of speech, and shows how this can be applied to the synthesis of both mono-lingual and foreign-language speech. The dimensions encode phonetic, prosodic, and voice-quality information in order to fully describe the acoustic characteristics of each speech segment.

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Bibliographic reference.  Campbell, Nick (1998): "Multi-lingual concatenative speech synthesis", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0024.