15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Articulatory Synthesis: Advances and Prospects

Douglas H. Whalen

Haskins Laboratories, USA

Speech synthesis has achieved a high level of quality and usefulness, but the flexibility of diphone and other acoustically based schemes is limited. Articulatory synthesis holds promise for overcoming some of the limitations and for sharpening our understanding of the production/perception link. Progress has been made on several aspects of articulatory synthesis, as the papers in this session demonstrate. Better measures of articulation and acoustics have led to improvements in the models. Simpler control structures have been proposed for the tongue. In addition, the inclusion of visual synthesis has become a priority.

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Bibliographic reference.  Whalen, Douglas H. (2003): "Articulatory synthesis: advances and prospects", In ICPhS-15, 175-178.