Fourth International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2005)

Florence, Italy
October 29-31, 2005

A Physical Model for Articulatory Speech Synthesis. Theoretical and Numerical Principles

N. Ruty, J. Cisonni, X. Pelorson, Pascal Perrier, P. Badin, A. Van Hirtum

Institut de la Communication Parlée, UMR5009-CNRS, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France

The objective of this study is to develop a simple physical model able to produce articulatory synthesis of continuous vowel transitions. The proposed model considers simplified physical approximations for the glottal source, acoustical propagation in the vocal tract and lip radiation. The articulatory quality of the synthesized results is interpreted in terms of the simplifications applied in each model element.

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Ruty, N. / Cisonni, J. / Pelorson, X. / Perrier, Pascal / Badin, P. / Hirtum, A. Van (2005): "A physical model for articulatory speech synthesis. theoretical and numerical principles", In MAVEBA-2005, 51-54.