International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP 2002)

Taipei, Taiwan
August 23-24, 2002

Applying Source-filter Model in Chinese Speech Synthesis

Lifu Yi, Jing Tian, Jingcheng Sun

Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

This paper presents a novel algorithm for the signal modification component of concatenative text-to-speech systems. The algorithm described here is based on the LPC analysis/synthesis framework, and achieves prosodic modification by time-domain processing of the LPC residual(LF-4 model). This method is based on a source-filter model. The proposed method achieves high quality prosody modification, retains the characteristics of the donor speaker, allows for spectral manipulation, and yields compact acoustic inventories and improved voiced fricatives.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yi, Lifu / Tian, Jing / Sun, Jingcheng (2002): "Applying source-filter model in Chinese speech synthesis", In ISCSLP 2002, paper 15.