A tool that allows researchers to combine and evaluate their contributions to the overall system is needed for the development of high-quality speech synthesis. A program that flexibly integrates various modules, such as grapheme-tophoneme conversion, phoneme-to-dipltone conversion, duration and intonation control and synt.hesis has been developed to this end . A command structure has also been provided to obtain help, change program settings or to display results of the different stages of the program. The system handles diphone speech synthesis for Dutch, English and German. This paper describes the characteristics of the experimentai system in some detail.
|Journal||IPO Annual Progress Report|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|