This paper proposes a new architecture for speaker adaptation of multi-speaker neural-network speech synthesis systems, in which an unseen speaker’s voice can be built using a relatively small amount of speech data without transcriptions. This is sometimes called “unsupervised speaker adaptation”. More specifically, we concatenate the layers to the audio inputs when performing unsupervised speaker adaptation while we concatenate them to the text inputs when synthesizing speech from text. Two new training schemes for the new architecture are also proposed in this paper. These training schemes are not limited to speech synthesis; other applications are suggested. Experimental results show that the proposed model not only enables adaptation to unseen speakers using untranscribed speech but it also improves the performance of multi-speaker modeling and speaker adaptation using transcribed audio files.
|Title of host publication||Proc. Interspeech 2018|
|Place of Publication||Hyderabad, India|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Sep 2018|
|Event||Interspeech 2018 - Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India|
Duration: 2 Sep 2018 → 6 Sep 2018
|Period||2/09/18 → 6/09/18|