Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 12-15, 1994
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA

Duration Study for the AT&T Mandarin Text-To-Speech System

Chilin Shih, Benjamin Ao

AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA

We present in this paper the methodology and results of a duration study designed for the Mandarin Chinese Text-to-speech system of AT&T Bell Laboratories. A greedy algorithm is used to select text from on-line corpora to maximize the coverage of factors that are important to duration study. Duration model and interesting results will be discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Shih, Chilin / Ao, Benjamin (1994): "Duration study for the AT&t Mandarin text-to-speech system", In SSW2-1994, 29-32.