ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006

Expressive prosody for unit-selection speech synthesis

Volker Strom, Robert A. J. Clark, Simon King

Current unit selection speech synthesis voices cannot produce emphasis or interrogative contours because of a lack of the necessary prosodic variation in the recorded speech database. A method of recording script design is proposed which addresses this shortcoming. Appropriate components were added to the target cost function of the Festival Multisyn engine, and a perceptual evaluation showed a clear preference over the baseline system.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-381

Cite as: Strom, V., Clark, R.A.J., King, S. (2006) Expressive prosody for unit-selection speech synthesis. Proc. Interspeech 2006, paper 1522-Tue3BuP.1, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-381

  author={Volker Strom and Robert A. J. Clark and Simon King},
  title={{Expressive prosody for unit-selection speech synthesis}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2006},
  pages={paper 1522-Tue3BuP.1},