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Speaker adaptation and the evaluation of speaker similarity in the EMIME speech-to-speech translation project
Type of publication: Conference paper
Citation: Wester_SSW_2010
Booktitle: Proceedings of the 7th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop
Year: 2010
Month: 9
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of speaker adaptation research carried out in the EMIME speech-to-speech translation (S2ST) project. We focus on how speaker adaptation transforms can be learned from speech in one language and applied to the acous- tic models of another language. The adaptation is transferred across languages and/or from recognition models to synthesis models. The various approaches investigated can all be viewed as a process in which a mapping is defined in terms of either acoustic model states or linguistic units. The mapping is used to transfer either speech data or adaptation transforms between the two models. Because the success of speaker adaptation in text-to-speech synthesis is measured by judging speaker simi- larity, we also discuss issues concerning evaluation of speaker similarity in an S2ST scenario.
Projects EMIME
Authors Wester, Mirjam
Dines, John
Gibson, Matthew
Liang, Hui
Wu, Yi-Jian
Saheer, Lakshmi
King, Simon
Oura, Keiichiro
Garner, Philip N.
Byrne, William
Guan, Yong
Hirsimäki, Teemu
Karhila, Reima
Kurimo, Mikko
Shannon, Matt
Shiota, Sayaka
Tian, Jilei
Tokuda, Keiichi
Yamagishi, Junichi
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