ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Limited domain synthesis

Alan W. Black, Kevin A. Lenzo

This work presents a reliable and efficient method for building limited domain speech synthesis voices. By constructing databases close to the targeted domain of the speech application, unit selection synthesis techniques can be used to reliably give very high quality synthesis within domain. In addition to a high quality result we include the techniques and processes required to build such voices often allowing new voices in limited but quite complex domains such as dialog systems to be created in under a week. The full tools, documentation examples etc are available for free at

doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.2000-295

Cite as: Black, A.W., Lenzo, K.A. (2000) Limited domain synthesis. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 2, 411-414, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.2000-295

  author={Alan W. Black and Kevin A. Lenzo},
  title={{Limited domain synthesis}},
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 2, 411-414},