The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 25-28, 1990
Autrans, France

A Database for Diphone Units Extraction

P. Pierucci, G. Ferri, M. Giustiniani

IBM Rome Scientific Centre, Rome, Italy

In this paper we present a speech database for speech synthesis applications. The speech database is tailored for text-to-speech synthesis acoustic units definition, and results in the generation of a database of diphone-like acustic segments. The system architecture integrates the resulting acoustic units database in an LPC diphonic speech synthesizer allowing fast and reliable diphonic units definition and refinement, as well as a general scheme for speech synthesis performance assessment.


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Bibliographic reference.  Pierucci, P. / Ferri, G. / Giustiniani, M. (1990): "A database for diphone units extraction", In SSW1-1990, 43-46.