Eighth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

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

Reactive Accent Interpolation through an Interactive Map Application

Maria Astrinaki (1), Junichi Yamagishi (2,3), Simon King (2), Nicolas d’Alessandro (1), Thierry Dutoit (1)

(1) TCTS Lab., Numediart Institute, University of Mons, Belgium
(2) University of Edinburgh, UK
(3) National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan

MAGE enables the reactive and continuous models modification in the HMMbased speech synthesis framework. Here, we present our first prototype system for extended interpolation applied for interactive accent control. Available accent models for American, Canadian and British English are manipulated in realtime by means of a gesturally controlled interactive geographical map. The accent interpolation is applied to one gender at a time, but the user is able to reactive alter between genders, while controlling the speakers to be interpolated at a time. Index Terms: speech synthesis, reactive, dialect, interpolation

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Bibliographic reference.  Astrinaki, Maria / Yamagishi, Junichi / King, Simon / d’Alessandro, Nicolas / Dutoit, Thierry (2013): "Reactive accent interpolation through an interactive map application", In SSW8, 245.