Duration Study for the Bell Laboratories Mandarin Text-to-Speech System
We present in this chapter the methodology and results of a duration study designed for the Mandarin Chinese text-to-speech system of Bell Laboratories. A greedy algorithm is used to select text from on-line corpora to maximize the coverage of factors that are important to the study of duration. The duration model and some interesting results are discussed.
KeywordsDura Acoustics Univer Indigo Santen
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