Quality of Synthetic Speech

Perceptual Dimensions, Influencing Factors, and Instrumental Assessment

  • FlorianĀ Hinterleitner

Part of the T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services book series (TLABS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Florian Hinterleitner
    Pages 1-4
  3. Florian Hinterleitner
    Pages 5-18
  4. Florian Hinterleitner
    Pages 19-36
  5. Florian Hinterleitner
    Pages 37-67
  6. Florian Hinterleitner
    Pages 69-100
  7. Florian Hinterleitner
    Pages 101-124
  8. Florian Hinterleitner
    Pages 139-145
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-157

About this book


This book reviews research towards perceptual quality dimensions of synthetic speech, compares these findings with the state of the art, and derives a set of five universal perceptual quality dimensions for TTS signals. They are: (i) naturalness of voice, (ii) prosodic quality, (iii) fluency and intelligibility, (iv) absence of disturbances, and (v) calmness. Moreover, a test protocol for the efficient indentification of those dimensions in a listening test is introduced. Furthermore, several factors influencing these dimensions are examined. In addition, different techniques for the instrumental quality assessment of TTS signals are introduced, reviewed and tested. Finally, the requirements for the integration of an instrumental quality measure into a concatenative TTS system are examined.


Text-to-Speech TTS Synthesis Perceptual Quality Dimensions Influencing Factors on Perceptual Quality Auditory Quality Evaluation Instrumental Quality Evaluation MaryTTS-Unit-Selection

Authors and affiliations

  • FlorianĀ Hinterleitner
    • 1
  1. 1.Quality and Usability LabInstitute of Software Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science, Berlin Institute of TechnologyBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3733-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3734-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-2810
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-2829
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