New Method for Delexicalization and its Application to Prosodic Tagging for Text-to-Speech Synthesis

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Vainio , M , Suni , A S , Raitio , T , Nurminen , J , Järvikivi , J & Alku , P 2009 , New Method for Delexicalization and its Application to Prosodic Tagging for Text-to-Speech Synthesis . in Interspeech 2009 : Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, UK, 6-10 Sept 2009 . Interspeech , Interspeech 2010: Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association , Brighton , United Kingdom , 06/09/2009 .

Title: New Method for Delexicalization and its Application to Prosodic Tagging for Text-to-Speech Synthesis
Author: Vainio, Martti; Suni, Antti Santeri; Raitio, Tuomo; Nurminen, Jani; Järvikivi, Juhani; Alku, Paavo
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Speech Sciences
University of Helsinki, Speech Sciences
University of Helsinki, Speech Sciences
Date: 2009
Language: eng
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Interspeech 2009 Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, UK, 6-10 Sept 2009
Belongs to series: Interspeech
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/24712
Abstract: This paper describes a new flexible delexicalization method based on glottal excited parametric speech synthesis scheme. The system utilizes inverse filtered glottal flow and all-pole modelling of the vocal tract. The method provides a possibil- ity to retain and manipulate all relevant prosodic features of any kind of speech. Most importantly, the features include voice quality, which has not been properly modeled in earlier delex- icalization methods. The functionality of the new method was tested in a prosodic tagging experiment aimed at providing word prominence data for a text-to-speech synthesis system. The ex- periment confirmed the usefulness of the method and further corroborated earlier evidence that linguistic factors influence the perception of prosodic prominence.
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