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An Improved Speech Synthesis Algorithm with Post filter Parameters Based on Deep Neural Network

  • Shunjie Dong
  • Chunyang Li
  • Hong ZhangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 517)

Abstract

Statistical parameters speech synthesis typically relies on context-dependent Hidden Markov Model (HMM) that is based on decision tree clustering. However, the shortcomings of clustering decision tree, restricted to a feature rigid subdivision model space, results in smooth speech parameters generated from HMM. In this paper, Deep Neural Network (DNN) is put forward to replace clustering decision tree, and we propose a post filter-parameter-based speech synthesis improvement algorithm. This method enhances the formant region of synthesized speech spectrum by selecting the most optimized filter parameter according to the flatness of spectrum. The experimental results show that DNN effectively can modify the deficiency of two smooth parameters. Furthermore, the improved post filter algorithm increases the naturalness of synthesized speech.

Keywords

HTS DNN Post filter HMM Naturalness 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This paper is supported by the URTP project of School of SME, the demonstration course project of Xidian University, and the Ministry of Education cooperation collaborative education project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MicroelectronicsXidian UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and TechnologyXidian UniversityXi’anChina

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