8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Text Design for TTS Speech Corpus Building Using a Modified Greedy Selection

Baris Bozkurt (1), Ozlem Ozturk (2), Thierry Dutoit (3)

(1) Multitel, Belgium
(2) Middle East Technical University, Turkey
(3) Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium

Speech corpora design is one of the key issues in building high quality text to speech synthesis systems. Often read speech is used since it seems to be the easiest way to obtain a recorded speech corpus with highest control of the content. The main topic of this study is designing text for recording read speech corpora for concatenative text to speech systems. We will discuss application of the greedy algorithm for text selection by proposing a new way of implementing it and comparing with the standard implementation. Additionally, a text corpus design for Turkish TTS is presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bozkurt, Baris / Ozturk, Ozlem / Dutoit, Thierry (2003): "Text design for TTS speech corpus building using a modified greedy selection", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 277-280.