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ベクトル リョウシカ ニヨル ショウキボ キソク オンセイ ゴウセイキ ノ カイハツ
Development of Small-scale Speech Synthesizer based on Vector Qantization
A new scheme of speech synthesis by rule was presented which could be implemented in ROM less than 4M bytes. The features of our scheme are consist in the use of the vector quantization of LSP parameters for VCV instance. We proposed two synthesis unit selection methods, 1) selection method by using phonemic environmental resemblance score (PER method), and 2) selection method by searching minimal connective distortion path (MLD method), for small scale speech synthesis system. PER method requires phonemic environmental information for each VCV instance in a VCV unit dictionary. This paper investigated experimentally to what extent we can reduce the phonemic environmental information with keeping high quality of synthesized speech. We verified that two phonemes frontward and one phoneme rearward range to a current VCV instance is enough to synthesize similar quality of speech as five phonemes frontward and five phonemes rearward. This result gives an experimental basis on minimizing a size of VCV unit dictionary.
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Reports of the Faculty of Engineering, Tottori University
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鳥取大学大学院工学研究科／工学部研究報告. 2008, 38, 55-65
Faculty of Engineering/Graduate School of Engineering