Estimation of Parameters for the Klatt Synthesizer from a Speech Database

  • John Coleman
  • Andrew Slater
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Part of the Telecommunications Technology & Applications Series book series (TTAP)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Vocal Tract Dynamic Time Warping Natural Speech Stop Consonant Synthetic Speech 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Coleman
    • 1
  • Andrew Slater
    • 1
  1. 1.Phonetics LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordUK

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