Develop a HMM-based Taiwanese text-to-speech system

Yung Ji Sher, Ming Chun Hsu, Yu Hsien Chiu, Kao Chi Chung

研究成果: Conference contribution

摘要

In Taiwan, speech technology development has been focused on Mandarin system; there is lack of related researches of domestic Taiwanese speech. This study is aimed to develop a HMM-based Taiwanese speech synthesis system, and the established sub-syllables units' database is used to be the synthesis units for all of the possible Taiwanese semantic syllables. The multiple accent corpus-based databases were developed by all combination of basic phonemes of vowels, consonants and 8-tones in Modern Literal Taiwanese (MLT) in this study. Based on the phoneme tables, this research provide fundamental database for speech analysis and synthesis in Taiwanese spelling systems. The principles and procedures in constructing phonetically balanced sentences are constituted by Taiwanese grammatical in syntax and semantics, and employ all the possible Taiwanese. Pattern recognition was applied to extract features' parameter codes including formants, pitch, amplitudes, and duration. The collected text corpus consists of MLT sentences and syllables from MLT books. A Taiwanese balanced sentences speech database including MLT sentences is established through training and analyzing system developed by windows programming, and another rare phoneme units are generated to be included in the database. The phonetic set of Taiwanese tonal phonemes is generated from the HTK recognition results. Through this research, the established TTS system may contribute to the education and training of native Taiwanese for the children, elder, and speech disabled.

原文English
主出版物標題ICSTE 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering, Proceedings
頁面V1330-V1332
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2010 十二月 16
事件2010 2nd International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering, ICSTE 2010 - San Juan, PR, United States
持續時間: 2010 十月 32010 十月 5

出版系列

名字ICSTE 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering, Proceedings
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Conference

Conference2010 2nd International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering, ICSTE 2010
國家United States
城市San Juan, PR
期間10-10-0310-10-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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