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dc.contributor.authorKing, Simon
dc.contributor.authorPortele, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHöfer, Florian
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-09T15:39:44Z
dc.date.available2006-06-09T15:39:44Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.citationIn Proc. Eurospeech 97, volume 2, pages 569-572, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 1997.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/1210
dc.description.abstractWe describe a concatenative speech synthesiser for British English which uses the HADIFIX inventory structure originally developed for German by Portele. An inventory of non-uniform units was investigated with the aim of improving segmental quality compared to diphones. A combination of soft (diphone) and hard concatenation was used, which allowed a dramatic reduction in inventory size. We also present a unit selection algorithm which selects an optimum sequence of units from this inventory for a given phoneme sequence. The work described is part of the concept-to-speech synthesiser for the language and speech project Verbmobil which is funded by the German Ministry of Science (BMBF).en
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dc.publisherInternational Speech Communication Associationen
dc.titleSpeech synthesis using non-uniform units in the Verbmobil project.en
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