Design and implementation of a Greek text-to-speech system based on concatenative synthesis

Costas Christogiannis, Yiannis Stavroulas, Yiannis Vamvakoulas, Theodora Varvarigou, Agatha Zappa, Chilin Shih, Amalia Arvaniti

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to present the work carried out up to now for the development of the Greek Text-To-Speech (GRTTS) system by NTUA. The system under consideration is based on the method of concatenative synthesis and follows the Bell Labs approach to this technique. In order that the input text to the GRTTS is translated into continuous synthetic speech the following modules have already been studied and implemented: (i) module for the linguistic analysis of the input text; (ii) the acoustic inventory module. On the same time it is under development the duration module of the GRTTS, for the computation of the appropriate temporal structure of synthesized speech. The objectives of the above studies, in combination with the concatenative synthesis technique, which is one of the simplest methods for speech synthesis, are to bypass most of the problems encountered by other synthesis methods such as articulatory and formant synthesis systems. The major objective is to minimize abrupt discontinuities and thus maximize the naturalness of the synthesized utterances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
ISBN (Electronic)7801501144, 9787801501141
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 16 2000Oct 20 2000

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000

Other

Other6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/16/0010/20/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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    Christogiannis, C., Stavroulas, Y., Vamvakoulas, Y., Varvarigou, T., Zappa, A., Shih, C., & Arvaniti, A. (2000). Design and implementation of a Greek text-to-speech system based on concatenative synthesis. In 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 (6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000). International Speech Communication Association.