High-quality speech output generation through advanced phrase concatenation

E.A.M. Klabbers

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    This paper describes a method for generating natural sounding speech, called phrase concatenation, which is used in a telephone inquiry system that provides train timetable information. The concatenation technique used combines pre-recorded words and phrases, but is new in that it involves the recording of several prosodically different versions of otherwise identical phrases. Although no formal evaluation has taken place yet, we feel confident in saying that the output meets high quality standards and approaches the quality of natural speech.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the COST Workshop on Speech Technology in the Public Telephone Network: Where are we today? Rhodes, Greece, September 26-27, 1997
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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