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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Unit Selection Speech Synthesis for a Directory Enquiries Service

Stefan Breuer, Julia Abresch

Universität Bonn, Germany

In cooperation with klickTel GmbH (Dorsten, Germany) a unit selection synthesis system for a directory enquiries application was developed on the basis of BOSS II (Bonn Open Synthesis System II, Stöber et al. 1999, Klabbers et al. 2001). The speech corpus used was designed and recorded specifically for the needs of proper name synthesis. In the following, we will give an overview of some of the steps taken for the adaptation of the synthesis system, as well as the corpus design and annotation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Breuer, Stefan / Abresch, Julia (2003): "Unit selection speech synthesis for a directory enquiries service", In ICPhS-15, 2573-2576.