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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

User-Centred Design for an Open-Source 3-D Articulatory Synthesizer

S. Sidney Fels, Florian Vogt, Bryan Gick, Carol Jaeger, Ian Wilson

University of British Columbia, Canada

We describe our research direction to build a 3-D articulatory speech synthesizer. We are employing a user-centred design approach to develop the synthesizer. The end result will be added to the open-source research community. The system infrastructure we are planning is expected to allow for easy integration of current and future research results in vocal tract modelling and vocal sound production. In this paper, we identify the tasks that the speech synthesizer will support and the interface for using the speech synthesizer. Further, we hope that this paper will provide a call for participation from fellow researchers to contribute their results to this project.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fels, S. Sidney / Vogt, Florian / Gick, Bryan / Jaeger, Carol / Wilson, Ian (2003): "User-centred design for an open-source 3-d articulatory synthesizer", In ICPhS-15, 179-184.