Estimation of Parameters for the Klatt Synthesizer from a Speech Database
We present a practical guide to estimating reasonable parameter values for the Klatt synthesizer, focusing on practical success, rather than theoretical finesse. We employ a combination of techniques, including automatic analysis of acoustic properties from a speech database, using commonly available speech analysis tools, as well as ‘tricks of the trade’ learned through the trials of bitter experience.
KeywordsVocal Tract Dynamic Time Warping Natural Speech Stop Consonant Synthetic Speech
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