ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Diphone collection and synthesis

Kevin A. Lenzo, Alan W. Black

In this paper, we describe the design and collection of corpora for diphone synthesis, the voice building process, and our experience in the creation of a new, publically available database of ten diphone sets of one American English speaker for the Festival Speech Synthesis System, using the FestVox document and tools. In support of our goal to make the tools and techniques available for anyone to build their own synthetic voices, we have generalized and streamlined the tasks involved from what were once arcane anecdotes, half-written one-off scripts, and partial descriptions, to detailed, complete instructions that others have followed with good results.

Cite as: Lenzo, K.A., Black, A.W. (2000) Diphone collection and synthesis. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 3, 306-309

  author={Kevin A. Lenzo and Alan W. Black},
  title={{Diphone collection and synthesis}},
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 3, 306-309}