The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 25-28, 1990
Autrans, France

Quality and Intelligibility Improvements in a Greek Text-To-Speech System

N. Yiourgalis, George Kokkinakis

Laboratory of Wire Communications, School of Engineering, University of Patras, Greece

The quality and intelligibility of speech produced by a text-to-speech system for Greek using parametric synthesis by rules and 131 formant coded speech segments, have been substantially improved by controlling the V.O.T. and duration of each segment. This paper presents the technique devised for controlling these parameters along with a short description of the coding scheme and the concatenation algorithm.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yiourgalis, N. / Kokkinakis, George (1990): "Quality and intelligibility improvements in a greek text-to-speech system", In SSW1-1990, 51-54.