DFKI-LT - Gesture-Based Articulatory Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Benjamin Weitz, Ingmar Steiner, Peter Birkholz
Gesture-Based Articulatory Text-to-Speech Synthesis
in: Jürgen Trouvain, Ingmar Steiner, Bernd Möbius (eds.):
3 28th Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing (ESSV), Pages 324-331, Saarbrücken, Germany, TUD Press, Dresden, 3/2017
We present work carried out to extend the text to speech (TTS) platform MaryTTS with a back-end that serves as an interface to the articulatory synthesizer VocalTractLab (VTL). New processing modules were developed to (a) convert the linguistic and acoustic parameters predicted from orthographic text into a gestural score, and (b) synthesize it to audio using the VTL software library. We also describe an evaluation of the resulting gesture-based articulatory TTS, using articulatory and acoustic speech data.
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