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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Internationalization of a Talking Head

Slim Ouni, Dominic W. Massaro, Michael M. Cohen, Karl Young, Alexandra Jesse

University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

In this paper we describe a general scheme for internationalization of our talking head, Baldi, to speak other languages. We describe the modular structure of the auditory/visual synthesis software. As an example, we have created a synthetic Arabic talker, which is evaluated using a noisy word recognition task comparing this talker with a natural one.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ouni, Slim / Massaro, Dominic W. / Cohen, Michael M. / Young, Karl / Jesse, Alexandra (2003): "Internationalization of a talking head", In ICPhS-15, 2569-2572.