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In unit selection based concatenative speech systems, `join cost', which measures how well two units can be joined together, is one of the main criteria for selecting appropriate units from the inventory. The ideal join cost will measure `perceived' discontinuity, based on easily measurable spectral properties of the units being joined, in order to ensure smooth and natural-sounding synthetic speech. In this paper we report a perceptual experiment conducted to measure the correlation between `subjective' human perception and various `objective' spectrally-based measures proposed in the literature. Our experiments used a state-of-the-art unit-selection text-to-speech system: `rVoice' from Rhetorical Systems Ltd.
|Title of host publication||ICSLP 2002|
|Subtitle of host publication||7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing|
|Publisher||International Speech Communication Association|
|Number of pages||4|
|ISBN (Print)||ISSN: 1990-9772|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2002|
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Concatenative Speech synthesis using articulatory information.
1/07/02 → 30/06/05