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8th ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
31 August - 2 September 2013








General Topics in Speech Synthesis (Poster Sessions)


Parametric model for vocal effort interpolation with harmonics plus noise models
Àngel Calzada Defez, Joan Claudi Socoró Carrié, Robert A. J. Clark

Vietnamese HMM-based speech synthesis with prosody information
Anh-Tuan Dinh, Thanh-Son Phan, Tat-Thang Vu, Chi Mai Luong

Context labels based on "bunsetsu" for HMM-based speech synthesis of Japanese
Hiroya Hashimoto, Keikichi Hirose, Nobuaki Minematsu

Using adaptation to improve speech transcription alignment in noisy and reverberant environments
Yoshitaka Mamiya, Adriana Stan, Junichi Yamagishi, Peter Bell, Oliver Watts, Robert A. J. Clark, Simon King

Speech synthesis using a maximally decimated pseudo QMF bank for embedded devices
Nobuyuki Nishizawa, Tsuneo Kato

HMM-based scost quality control for unit selection speech synthesis
Sathish Pammi, Marcela Charfuelan

Understanding factors in emotion perception
Lakshmi Saheer, Blaise Potard

Multilingual number transcription for text-to-speech conversion
Rubén San-Segundo, Juan Manuel Montero, Mircea Giurgiu, Ioana Muresan, Simon King

Noise-robust voice conversion based on spectral mapping on sparse space
Ryoichi Takashima, Ryo Aihara, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki

Cross-variety speaker transformation in HSMM-based speech synthesis
Markus Toman, Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus

Multi-variety adaptive acoustic modeling in HSMM-based speech synthesis
Markus Toman, Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus

Is intelligibility still the main problem? a review of perceptual quality dimensions of synthetic speech
Florian Hinterleitner, Christoph Norrenbrock, Sebastian Möller

Evaluation of contextual descriptors for HMM-based speech synthesis in French
Sébastien Le Maguer, Nelly Barbot, Olivier Boeffard

Towards speaking style transplantation in speech synthesis
Jaime Lorenzo-Trueba, Roberto Barra-Chicote, Junichi Yamagishi, Oliver Watts, Juan Manuel Montero

Investigating the shortcomings of HMM synthesis
Thomas Merritt, Simon King

Prosodic analysis of storytelling discourse modes and narrative situations oriented to text-to-speech synthesis
Raúl Montaño, Francesc Alías, Josep Ferrer

Objective evaluation measures for speaker-adaptive HMM-TTS systems
Ulpu Remes, Reima Karhila, Mikko Kurimo

Experiments with signal-driven symbolic prosody for statistical parametric speech synthesis
Fabio Tesser, Giacomo Sommavilla, Giulio Paci, Piero Cosi

Significance of word-terminal syllables for prediction of phrase breaks in text-to-speech systems for Indian languages
Anandaswarup Vadapalli, Peri Bhaskararao, Kishore Prahallad

The effect of age and native speaker status on synthetic speech intelligibility
Catherine Watson, Wei Liu, Bruce MacDonald

Exemplar-based voice conversion using non-negative spectrogram deconvolution
Zhizheng Wu, Tuomas Virtanen, Tomi Kinnunen, Eng Siong Chng, Haizhou Li

SASSC: a standard Arabic single speaker corpus
Ibrahim Almosallam, Atheer Alkhalifa, Mansour Alghamdi, Mohamed Alkanhal, Ashraf Alkhairy

Prosodically modifying speech for unit selection speech synthesis databases
Ladan Golipour, Alistair Conkie, Ann Syrdal

Combining a vector space representation of linguistic context with a deep neural network for text-to-speech synthesis
Heng Lu, Simon King, Oliver Watts

Is unit selection aware of audible artifacts?
Jindřich Matoušek, Daniel Tihelka, Milan Legát

Development of electrolarynx with hands-free prosody control
Kenji Matsui, Kenta Kimura, Yoshihisa Nakatoh, Yumiko O. Kato

A hybrid TTS between unit selection and HMM-based TTS under limited data conditions
Trung-Nghia Phung, Chi Mai Luong, Masato Akagi

Wavelets for intonation modeling in HMM speech synthesis
Antti Suni, Daniel Aalto, Tuomo Raitio, Paavo Alku, Martti Vainio

A common attribute based unified HTS framework for speech synthesis in Indian languages
B. Ramani, S. Lilly Christina, G. Anushiya Rachel, V. Sherlin Solomi, Mahesh Kumar Nandwana, Anusha Prakash, S. Aswin Shanmugam, Raghava Krishnan, S. Kishore Prahalad, K. Samudravijaya, P. Vijayalakshmi, T. Nagarajan, Hema A. Murthy

Cross-lingual speaker adaptation based on factor analysis using bilingual speech data for HMM-based speech synthesis
Takenori Yoshimura, Kei Hashimoto, Keiichiro Oura, Yoshihiko Nankaku, Keiichi Tokuda

Residual compensation based on articulatory feature-based phone clustering for hybrid Mandarin speech synthesis
Yi-Chin Huang, Chung-Hsien Wu, Shih-Lun Lin


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Keynote Papers

Prosody and Pausing

Open Challenges in Speech Synthesis

Robustness in Synthetic Speech

Issues in HMM-based Speech Synthesis

Synthetic Singing Voices

Expressive Speech Synthesis

Demo Session

General Topics in Speech Synthesis (Poster Sessions)