15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
In this paper we propose methods of speech segmentation and unit characterization which are motivated by prosodic and physiological principles. In particular, we motivate and describe algorithms for unit-database creation on the basis of quasi-syllables and quasi-articulatory-gestures defined and parameterized purely by acoustic measurements. This approach is intended to overcome the burden of reliance on the phonetic code in concatenative speech synthesis.
Bibliographic reference. Mokhtari, Parham / Campbell, Nick (2003): "Quasi-syllabic and quasi-articulatory-gestural units for concatenative speech synthesis", In ICPhS-15, 2337-2340.