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Improving audible discontinuities in TTS over wireless networks system
Author(s): Lijuan Wang; Zhigang Cao
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Paper Abstract

Mobile communication is now shaping our daily lives. However, as the end-user devices become increasingly smaller, the limited screen size and keyboard space start to bring about lots of inconvenience. Therefore, these conventional input/output methods are challenged by more natural interfaces, such as voice interface. Speech synthesis, which is one important aspect of voice interface, has so far been successfully applied to mobile phones to read email, instant messages for us. Nevertheless, these text-to-speech (TTS) systems, which are primarily based on concatenation of acoustic units, usually suffer from audible discontinuities between two successive acoustic units. This paper presents a novel method that can effectively remove the audible discontinuities in the Chinese speech synthesis and highly maintain the speech naturalness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5284, Wireless Communications and Networks, (28 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520324
Show Author Affiliations
Lijuan Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Zhigang Cao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5284:
Wireless Communications and Networks
Chih-Lin I; Jiann-An Tsai; Hequan Wu, Editor(s)

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