The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 25-28, 1990
Autrans, France

Individual Strategies in Synthetic Speech Evaluation

Serge Santi, M. Greniť

Institut de Phonetique Laboratoire Parole & Langage UA CNRS 261, Aix-en-Provence, France

Overall performance evaluation of synthesizer cannot be sufficient to evaluate the intelligibility of a given speech synthesizer. Taking into account individual decoding strategies is a need. Our goal is to analyze some of the causes of individual variability in synthetic speech evaluation. An original perception test has been built up and conducted. The results show that individual strategies are various and complex but organized according mental representations of listener dimension.


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Bibliographic reference.  Santi, Serge / Greniť, M. (1990): "Individual strategies in synthetic speech evaluation", In SSW1-1990, 266-268.