ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

A method of creating a new speaker²s voicefont in a text-to-speech system

Takashi Saito, Masaharu Sakamoto

This paper presents a method of creating a new speaker’s voice database (VoiceFont) by which the voice of the donor speaker can be synthesized for mimicking in a text-to-speech system. A VoiceFont creation system, "VoiceFont Builder", is developed to make the creation process easier and more effective than current systems. The voice feature extraction applied in the system is a simple but powerful method that makes the most of the target speech synthesizer. Using a VoiceFont obtained, we conducted experiments on F0 contour generation in view of reproducing that of the donor speaker’s voice.


Cite as: Saito, T., Sakamoto, M. (2000) A method of creating a new speaker²s voicefont in a text-to-speech system. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 2, 771-774

@inproceedings{saito00_icslp,
  author={Takashi Saito and Masaharu Sakamoto},
  title={{A method of creating a new speaker²s voicefont in a text-to-speech system}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 2, 771-774}
}