ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Automatic personal synthetic voice construction

H. Timothy Bunnell, Chris Pennington, Debra Yarrington, John Gray

We describe techniques used for automatic personal synthetic voice creation in our laboratory. These techniques are implemented in two pieces of software. One, called InvTool, guides novice users in the process of recording a corpus of speech that is appropriate for creation of a concatenative synthetic voice. The other program, called BCC, compiles a speech corpus recorded with InvTool into a database appropriate for use with the ModelTalker TTS system. Our primary goal in this project is to develop software to support "voice banking" wherein individuals at risk to lose the ability to speak will be able to record their own personal synthetic voice for later use in voice output communication devices.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-75

Cite as: Bunnell, H.T., Pennington, C., Yarrington, D., Gray, J. (2005) Automatic personal synthetic voice construction. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 89-92, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-75

  author={H. Timothy Bunnell and Chris Pennington and Debra Yarrington and John Gray},
  title={{Automatic personal synthetic voice construction}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},