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First ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Autrans, France
25-28 September 1990

Papers


A generation model of formant trajectory at various speaking rates
Satoshi Imaizumi, Shigeru Kiritani

Automatic derivation of segment models for synthesis by rule
Wendy J. Holmes, David J. B. Pearce

Cluster realizations in rule synthesis
Rolf Carlson, Lennart Nord

Yorktalk: "synthesis-by-rule" without segments or rules
John Coleman

Rule extraction for allophone synthesis
Louis ten Bosch

Spectral transitions in rule-based and diphone synthesis
Douglas O'Shaughnessy

A new algorithm for a concatenative speech synthesis system using an augmented acoustic inventory of speech sounds
Joseph P. Olive

Design and generation of the acoustic database of a text-to-speech synthesizer for Spanish
Alejandro Macarron Larumbe

On unit selection algorithms and their evaluation in non-uniform unit speech synthesis
Kazuya Takeda, Katsuo Abe, Yoshinori Sagisaka

Speech synthesis by optimum concatenation of phoneme segments
Tetsuya Nomura, Hideyuki Mizuno, Hirokazu Sato

A database for diphone units extraction
P. Pierucci, G. Ferri, M. Giustiniani

Energy and articulation rules for improving diphone speech synthesis
Ph. Depalle, Xavier Rodet, G. Poirot

Quality and intelligibility improvements in a greek text-to-speech system
N. Yiourgalis, George Kokkinakis

Pitch-synchronous analysis and synthesis for its systems
David Talkin, James Rowley

A new synthesizer model for high quality synthetic speech
Tomoki Hamagami, Shinichiro Hashimoto

Higher-level control parameters for a formant synthesizer
Kenneth N. Stevens, Corine A. Bickley

Generation of articulatory trajectories using sequential networks
Gérard Bailly, Morten Bach, Rafael Laboissière, Morten Olesen

Acoustic-articulatory inversion based on a neural controller of a vocal tract model
Alain Soquet, Marco Saerens, Paul Jospa

Use of articulatory synthesis for analysis of voice disorders
Peter Howell, Mark Williams

On modelling the phonology phonetics interface for articulatory synthesis
Henrietta J. Cedergren, Gilles Boulianne, Danièle Archambault

Morphology and rhyming: two powerful alternatives to letter-to-sound rules for speech synthesis
Cecil H. Coker, Kenneth W. Church, Maik Y. Liberman

Text-to-phonetics translation with syntactic neural nets
S. M. Lucas, Robert L. Damper

Quality evaluation of French text-to-speech synthesis within a task the importance of the mute "e"
Danièle Larreur, Christel Sorin

Novel-word pronunciation within a text-to-speech system
K. P. H. Sullivan, Robert L. Damper

Automatic syntactic classification of isolated English words using connectionist architectures
N. P. Warren, William A. Ainsworth

Text analysis system with automatic letter to allophone conversion for a Spanish text-to-speech synthesizer
Miguel Á. Rodriguez-Crespo, José G. Escalada-Sardina

A multi-phase parsing strategy for unrestricted text
Alex I. C. Monaghan

Treating anaphora in the CSTR text-to-speech system.
Alex I. C. Monaghan

A framework for morphological and syntactic analysis and its application in a text-to-speech system for German
Thomas Russi

Automatic linguistic processing in a German text-to-speech synthesis system
Betina Schnabel, Harald Roth

Prosodic phrasing in Swedish speech synthesis
Gösta Bruce, Björn Granström, David House

Stress assignment in complex nominals for English text-to-speech
Richard Sproat

Morphological segmentation and stress calculus in German with an expert system
Henri Zinglé

A comparison of natural, theoretical and automatically derived accentuations of dutch texts
Hugo Quené, Arthur Dirksen

F0 generation with a data base of natural F0 patterns and with a neural network
Christof Traber

Pitch frequency characteristics in Japanese words related to phonemes
Hirokazu Sato

Automatic assignment of lexical stress in italian
Philippe Martin

Intonation in segment-concatenated speech
A. K. Datta, N. R. Ganguly, B. Mukherjee

Deriving text-to-speech durations from natural speech
Jan P. H. van Santen

Hadifix : a system for German speech synthesis based on demisyllables, diphones and suffixes
Thomas Portele, Walter Sendlmeier, Wolfgang Hess

The control of segmental duration in speech synthesis using linguistic properties
Nobuyoshi Kaiki, Kazuya Takeda, Yoshinori Sagisaka

Normalised segment durations in a syllable frame
W. Nick Campbell

Predicting sound segment duration in connected speech: an acoustical study of brazilian portuguese
Antonio R. M. Simoes

Contribution of the analysis of punctuation to improving the prosody of speech synthesis
Isabelle Guaitella, Serge Santi

Using discourse context to guide pitch accent decisions in synthetic speech
Julia Hirschberg

Contextually appropriate intonation in speech synthesis
Jill House, Nick Youd

Improving the prosody in German text-to-speech output
Klaus J. Kohler

Multi-style prosodic model for French text-to-speech synthesis
Valerie Pasdeloup

Automatic inference of a syllabic prosodic model
M. Giustiniani, Alessandro Falaschi, P. Pierucci

Automatic labeling of large prosodic databases : tools, methodology and links with a text-to-speech system
Gérard Bailly, Thierry Barbe, Hai-Dong Wang

Designing algorithms for intonation in synthetic speech
Jacques Terken, Rene Collier

Attempting automatic prosodic knowledge acquisition using a database
L. Mortamet, Francoise Emerard, Laurent Miclet

Semi-automatic constitution of a prosodic contour lexicons for the text-to-speech synthesis
Veronique Aubergé

From orthography to phonetic transcription in the German text-to-speech system tetos
Klaus Wothke

A modular approach to multi-dialect and multi-language speech synthesis using the delta system
Susan R. Hertz

Tree-based modelling for speech synthesis
Michael D. Riley

Implementations aspects and the development system of the multivox text-to-speech converter
Géza Németh, Géza Gordos, Gábor Olászy

Synfrec: speech synthesis from recognition using neural networks
Frank Fallside

Concept description for synthetic speech output system
Yoichi Yamashita, Naoki Mizutani, Riichiro Mizoguchi

Classification of lip-shapes and their association with acoustic speech events
N. Michael Brooke, Paul D. Templeton

Creation of a synthetic face speaking in real time with a synthetic voice
Michel Saintourens, Marie-Helene Tramus, Hervé Huitric, Monique Nahas

Nineteen (±two) French visemes for visual speech synthesis
Christian Benoît, T. Lallouache, T. Mohamedi, A. Tseva, Christian Abry

Segmental evaluation using the ESPRIT/SAM test procedures and monosyllabic words
Rolf Carlson, Björn Granström, Lennart Nord

Segmental quality assessment by well-formed nonsense words
Alessandro Falaschi

Individual strategies in synthetic speech evaluation
Serge Santi, M. Grenié

A multi-language text-to-speech system using neural networks
Tatsuro Matsumoto, Yukiko Yamaguchi

Multi-lingual intonation synthesis: principles and applications
René Collier

Phonetic aspects of the MULTIVOX text-to-speech system
Gábor Olászy, Géza Gordos, Géza Németh


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