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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Multi-Domain Text Classification for Unit Selection Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Francesc Alías, Ignasi Iriondo, Pere Barnola

Universitat Ramon Lull, Spain

This paper presents a new approach for designing a Concatenative text-to-speech (TTS) system based on multi-domain unit selection. The method achieves good synthetic quality with reasonable computational cost for a general-purpose TTS system. The architecture of the multi-domain database and the text classification algorithm for domain assignment are the basis of the method. The performance of the adjusted text classification algorithm for the multi-domain TTS aim is analyzed in several encouraging experiments.

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Bibliographic reference.  Alías, Francesc / Iriondo, Ignasi / Barnola, Pere (2003): "Multi-domain text classification for unit selection text-to-speech synthesis", In ICPhS-15, 2341-2344.