The SALB system is a software framework for speech synthesis using ..

Recent advances in speech synthesis will enable the development of high-quality natural voice systems with broad application in education, business, entertainment, and medicine. is the first book to comprehensively document these new research trends and paradigms, balancing coverage of research and applications. It brings together seminal research by leaders in the field, drawn from both academic and industrial laboratories worldwide.

TD-PSOLA =-=[1]-=- performs a pitchsynchronous “analysis” and synthesis of speech.

The ultimate goal is to boost up academic research on speech synthesis, and particularly on prosody generation, known as one of the biggest challenges taken up by Text-to-Speech synthesizers for the years to come.


Data-Driven Techniques in Speech Synthesis: R.I. …

A wealth of information, one highlight being the excellent chapter by Ellis introducing speech signal processing to readers with minimal technical background. The chapter on speech synthesis is too dated. Other titles in this series are worth consulting, such as the one on speech perception.


Praat: doing Phonetics by Computer

The sub-word corpus is searched during synthesis using a Viterbi search which selects a sequence of units based on how well they individually match the input specification and on how well they sound as an ensemble.

The following gives you an idea of the features of the Praat program

Our initial work in this area showed that by careful design of system responses to ensure consistent intonation contours, natural-sounding speech synthesis was achievable with word- and phrase-level concatenation.

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Recent advances in speech synthesis will enable the development of high-quality natural voice systems with broad application in education, business, entertainment, and medicine. is the first book to comprehensively document these new research trends and paradigms, balancing coverage of research and applications. It brings together seminal research by leaders in the field, drawn from both academic and industrial laboratories worldwide.The authors and editors offer broad coverage of several key areas, including new unit selection approaches, speech representations and modeling, data-driven synthesis schemes, and expressive speech synthesis.Coverage includes:This is an essential resource for all researchers working in speech synthesis and related areas such as multimedia signal processing, linguistics, and spoken user interfaces. It will also be valuable to any engineer, developer, or manager who must evaluate the latest speech technologies or integrate them into practical applications.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - University of Washington

Our initial work in this area showed that by careful design of system responses to ensure consistent intonation contours, natural-sounding speech synthesis was ac ..."

CSS Speech Module - World Wide Web Consortium

The authors and editors offer broad coverage of several key areas, including new unit selection approaches, speech representations and modeling, data-driven synthesis schemes, and expressive speech synthesis.