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4th ISCA ITRW on Speech Synthesis

Atholl Palace Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
29 August - 1 September 2001

Oral Sessions


A Discourse Model for Pitch-Range Control
Gregor Möhler, Jörg Mayer

A bilingual speech design tool: Sesign2001
Masanobu Abe, Osamu Mizuno, Tsubasa Shinozaki, Hideyuki Mizuno, Shin'ya Nakajima

Creation of speech corpora for the multilingual Bonn Open Synthesis System
Esther Klabbers, Kerlheinz Stöber

Predicting phrase breaks with memory-based learning
Bertjan Busser, Walter Daelemans, Antal van den Bosch

On the role of duration prediction and symbolic representation for the evaluation of synthetic speech
Caren Brinckmann, Jürgen Trouvain

Rare events and closed domains: Two delicate concepts in speech synthesis
Bernd Möbius

Predicting segmental duration using Bayesian belief networks
Olga Goubanova

Prosodic unit selection using an imitation speech database
Joram Meron

A new distance measure for costing spectral discontinuities in concatenative speech synthesizers
Robert E. Donovan

Optimal data selection for unit selection synthesis
Alan W. Black, Kevin A. Lenzo

Definition of a training set for unit selection-based speech synthesis
Karlheinz Stöber, Petra Wagner, Esther Klabbers, Wolfgang Hess

A text-to-speech platform for variable length optimal unit searchingusing perceptual cost functions
Minkyu Lee, Daniel P. Lopresti, Joseph P. Olive

Synthesizing static vowels and dynamic sounds using a 3D vocal tract model
Olov Engwall

Close shadowing natural vs. synthetic speech
Gérard Bailly

Automatic glottal closed-phase location and analysis by Kalman filtering
John G. McKenna

A pronunciation-by-analogy module for the Festival Text-to-Speech Synthesiser
Robert I. Damper, Craig Z. Stanbridge, Yannick Marchand

Bi-directional conversion between graphemes and phonemes using a joint N-gram model
Lucian Galescu, James F. (2001) Allen

Input/output normalisation and linguistic analysis for a multilingual text-to-speech synthesis system
Philippe Boula de Mareüil, Benoît Soulage

A neural network and a hybrid approach for accent label prediction
Achim F. Müller, Rüdiger Hoffmann

Prospects for articulatory synthesis: A position paper
Christine H. Shadle, Robert I. Damper

From MBROLA to NU-MBROLA
Baris Bozkurt, Michel Bagein, Thierry Dutoit

The German text-to-speech synthesis system MARY:A tool for research, development, and teaching
Marc Schröder, Jürgen Trouvain

A selection/concatenation text-to-speech synthesis system: databases development, system design, comparative evaluation
Romain Prudon, Christophe d' Alessandro

Predicting underlying pitch targets for intonation modeling
Xuejing Sun





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