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         author = {Vepa, Jithendra and King, Simon},
       projects = {Idiap},
          title = {Subjective Evaluation of Join Cost Functions Used in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis},
           type = {Idiap-RR},
         number = {Idiap-RR-26-2004},
           year = {2004},
    institution = {IDIAP},
       abstract = {In our previous papers, we have proposed join cost functions derived from spectral distances, which have good correlations with perceptual scores obtained for a range of concatenation discontinuities. To further validate their ability to predict concatenation discontinuities, we have chosen the best three spectral distances and evaluated them subjectively in a listening test. The unit sequences for synthesis stimuli are obtained from a state-of-the-art unit selection text-to-speech system: rVoice from Rhetorical Systems Ltd. In this paper, we report listeners' preferences for each of the three join cost functions.},
            pdf = {https://publications.idiap.ch/attachments/reports/2004/rr04-26.pdf},
     postscript = {ftp://ftp.idiap.ch/pub/reports/2004/rr04-26.ps.gz},