15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

September 14-18, 2014

Speech Synthesis Reactive to Dynamic Noise Environmental Conditions

Susana Palmaz López-Peláez, Robert A. J. Clark

University of Edinburgh, UK

This paper addresses the issue of generating synthetic speech in changing noise conditions. We will investigate the potential improvements that can be introduced by using a speech synthesiser that is able to modulate between a normal speech style and a speech style produced in a noisy environment according to a changing level of noise. We demonstrate that an adaptive system where the speech style is changed to suit the noise conditions maintains intelligibility and improves naturalness compared to traditional systems.

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Bibliographic reference.  López-Peláez, Susana Palmaz / Clark, Robert A. J. (2014): "Speech synthesis reactive to dynamic noise environmental conditions", In INTERSPEECH-2014, 2927-2931.