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Subjective Evaluation of Join Cost Functions Used in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis
Type of publication: Conference paper
Citation: vepa_icslp04_p
Booktitle: Proceedings of ICSLP
Year: 2004
Address: South Korea
Note: IDIAP-RR 04-26
Crossref: vepa_icslp04:
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.
Userfields: ipdmembership={speech},
Projects Idiap
Authors Vepa, Jithendra
King, Simon
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