Eighth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
August 31-September 2, 2013

Objective evaluation measures for speaker-adaptive HMM-TTS systems

Ulpu Remes, Reima Karhila, Mikko Kurimo

Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland

This paper investigates using objective quality measures to evaluate speaker adaptation performance in HMM-based speech synthesis. We compare severel objective measures to subjective evalution results from our earlier work about 1) comparison of speaker adaptation methods for child voices and 2) effects of noise in speaker adaptation. The results analysed in this work indicate a reasonable correlation between several objective and subjective quality measures. Index Terms: adaptation, speech synthesis, evaluation

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Bibliographic reference.  Remes, Ulpu / Karhila, Reima / Kurimo, Mikko (2013): "Objective evaluation measures for speaker-adaptive HMM-TTS systems", In SSW8, 177-181.