9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Generating Intonation from a Mixed CART-HMM Model for Speech Synthesis

Cédric Boidin (1), Olivier Boeffard (2)

(1) Orange Labs, France; (2) IRISA, France

This paper proposes two algorithms for generating intonation from a mixed CART-HMM intonation model for speech synthesis. Based either on a Viterbi search or on the Expectation-Maximization algorithm, the two generation algorithms are analyzed in terms of likelihood and F0 Root Mean Square Error. Listening tests are performed to subjectively evaluate the quality of the generated intonation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Boidin, Cédric / Boeffard, Olivier (2008): "Generating intonation from a mixed CART-HMM model for speech synthesis", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 2130-2133.