DFKI-LT - MARY TTS HMM-based voices for the Blizzard Challenge 2012

Marcela Charfuelan Oliva
MARY TTS HMM-based voices for the Blizzard Challenge 2012
1 Proceedings of Blizzard Challenge 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA, o.A., 2012
 
This paper describes the first participation of MARY TTS HMM-based voices in a Blizzard challenge. An architecture for synthesis of expressive speech based on the MARY TTS system and sentiment analysis of text is proposed. The creation of several HMM-based voices in different styles using audiobook data is described. Preliminary results on perception of different voice styles and the appropriateness of a given style for a given sentence are presented. The latest developments in the open source MARY TTS 5.0 are briefly described.
 
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