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An Objective Evaluation Framework for Pathological Speech Synthesis
Type of publication: Conference paper
Publication status: Accepted
Booktitle: Proceedings of ITG Conference on Speech Communication
Year: 2021
Abstract: The development of pathological speech systems is currently hindered by the lack of a standardised objective evaluation framework. In this work, (1) we utilise existing detection and analysis techniques to propose a general framework for the consistent evaluation of synthetic pathological speech. This framework evaluates the voice quality and the intelligibility aspects of speech and is shown to be complementary using our experiments. (2) Using our proposed evaluation framework, we develop and test a dysarthric voice conversion system (VC) using CycleGAN-VC and a PSOLA-based speech rate modification technique. We show that the developed system is able to synthesise dysarthric speech with different levels of speech intelligibility.
Projects Idiap
Authors Halpern, Bence
Fritsch, Julian
Hermann, Enno
Van Son, Rob
Scharenborg, Odette
Magimai.-Doss, Mathew
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