ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

On building a concatenative speech synthesis system from the blizzard challenge speech databases

Wael Hamza, Raimo Bakis, Zhi Wei Shuang, Heiga Zen

In this paper, we compare two methods of building a concatenative speech synthesis system from the relatively small, "Blizzard Challenge" speech databases. In the first method we build a system directly from the Blizzard databases using the IBM Concatenative Speech Synthesis System originally designed for very large speech databases. In the second method, a larger database is used to build the synthesis system and the output is "morphed" to match the speakers in the Blizzard databases. The second method outperformed the first while maintaining the identity of the Blizzard target speakers.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-77

Cite as: Hamza, W., Bakis, R., Shuang, Z.W., Zen, H. (2005) On building a concatenative speech synthesis system from the blizzard challenge speech databases. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 97-100, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-77

@inproceedings{hamza05_interspeech,
  author={Wael Hamza and Raimo Bakis and Zhi Wei Shuang and Heiga Zen},
  title={{On building a concatenative speech synthesis system from the blizzard challenge speech databases}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={97--100},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-77}
}