An Efficient Unit-selection Method for Concatenative Text-to-speech Synthesis Systems

Jerneja Zganec Gros, Mario Zganec

Abstract


This paper presents a method for selecting speech units for polyphone concatenative speech synthesis, in which the simplification of procedures for search paths in a graph accelerated the speed of the unit-selection procedure with minimum effects on the speech quality. The speech units selected are still optimal; only the costs of merging the units on which the selection is based are less accurately determined. Due to its low processing power and memory footprint requirements, the method is suitable for use in embedded speech synthesizers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.1001049

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