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2nd ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA
12-15 September 1994


Source allophony and speech synthesis
Janet Pierrehumbert, Stefan Frisch

Time-domain analysis/synthesis of the aperiodic component of speech signals
Gael Richard, Christophe D'Alessandro

Building prototypes for articulatory speech synthesis
Gerard Bailly, Eric Castelli, Bernard Gabioud

A framework for synthesis of segments based on articulatory parameters
Corine A. Bickley, Kenneth N. Stevens, David R. Williams

Biomechanical and physiologically based speech modeling
Reiner Wilhelms-Tricarico, Joseph S. Perkell

On the use of a sinusoidal model for speech synthesis units
M. A. Rodríguez-Crespo, P. Sanz-Velasco, L. Monzón-Serrano, J. G. Escalada-Sardina

Using feed-forward neural networks to produce vowel formant tracks in CVC triphones
Stephen M. Conway

Duration study for the AT&t Mandarin text-to-speech system
Chilin Shih, Benjamin Ao

Patterns of f0 peak placement in Mexican Spanish
Pilar Prieto, Jan P. H. van Santen, Julia Hirschberg

A GUI-based interactive speech editor for synthetic speech creation
Hiroshi Hamada, Jin'ichi Chiba

A strategy for changing speaking styles in text-to-speech systems
Masanobu Abe, Hideyuki Mizuno

From database to speech: a multi-dialect relational database integrated with the Eloquence synthesis technology
Susan R. Hertz, Elizabeth C. Zsiga, Kenneth J. de Jong, Paul Gries, Katherine E. Lockwood

A 3-d model of the lips for visual speech synthesis
Thierry Guiard-Marigny, Ali Adjoudani, Christian Benoît

Real-time analysis-synthesis and intelligibility of talking faces
B. Le Goff, Thierry Guiard-Marigny, M. Cohen, Christian Benoît

Automatic extraction of FO control parameters using statistical analysis
Toshio Hirai, Naoto Iwahashi, Norio Higuchi, Yoshinori Sagisaka

Prosody and the selection of units for concatenation synthesis
Nick Campbell

Does the resulting speech quality improvement make a sophisticated concatenation of time-domain synthesis units worthwhile?
Volker Kraft

Combining concatenation and formant synthesis for improved intelligibility and naturalness in text-to-speech systems
Steve Pearson, Heather Moran, Kazue Hata, Frode Holm

Saying and seeing it with feeling: techniques for synthesizing visible, emotional speech
Caroline Henton, Peter Litwinowicz

Coding fundamental frequency patterns for multi-lingual synthesis with INTSINT in the MULTEXT project
Daniel Hirst, Nancy Ide, Jean Véronis

Text-to-speech synthesis with dynamic control of source parameters
Luis C. Oliveira

Feature driven formant synthesis
Jon Iles, William Edmondson

The aligner: text to speech alignment using Markov models and a pronunciation dictionary
David Talkin, Colin W. Wightman

Automatic speech segmentation for concatenative inventory selection
Andrej Ljolje, Julia Hirschberg, Jan P. H. van Santen

Generating articulatory movement patterns by a segmental and a gestural production model
Bernd J. Kröger

Generation of pauses within the z-score model
Plinio Barbosa, Gérard Bailly

Prosody transplantation in text-to-speech: applications and tools
Bert Van Coile, A. De Zitter, L. Van Tichelen, A. Vorstermans

Articulatory text to speech
Cecil H. Coker

Speech models and speech synthesis
Mary E. Beckman

Improving the robustness of text-to-speech synthesizers for large prosodic variations
Olivier Boeffard, F. Violaro

A mixed inventory structure for German concatenative synthesis
Thomas Portele, Florian Höfer, Wolfgang Hess

Optimal coupling of diphones
Alistair Conkie, Stephen Isard

Rule-based female speech synthesis - segmental level improvements
Inger Karlsson, Lennart Neovius

Pitch control in diphone synthesis
H. T. Bunnell, D. Yarrington, K. E. Barner

A dynamical system model for generating F0 for synthesis
Ken Ross, Mari Ostendorf

Effect of speaking style on parameters of fundamental frequency contour
Norio Higuchi, Toshio Hirai, Yoshinori Sagisaka

A quantitative model of German intonation and its application to speech synthesis
Bernd Möbius

Prosodic parsing based on parsing of minimal syntactic structures
S. Frenkenberger, Betina Schnabel, M. Alissali, Markus Kommenda

How can prosody segment the flow of (synthetic) speech?
Angelien Sanderman

Parametric control of prosodic variables by symbolic input in TTS synthesis
Klaus J. Kohler

Automatic stylization of intonation: application to speech synthesis
Christophe D'Alessandro, Piet Mertens, Frédéric Beaugendre

Training intonational phrasing rules automatically for English and Spanish text-to-speech
Julia Hirschberg, Pilar Prieto

High-quality message-to-speech generation in a practical application
Jan Roelof de Pijper

Analysis and synthesis of fundamental frequency contours for the spoken dialogue in Japanese
Keikichi Hirose, Mayumi Sakata, Masafumi Osame, Hiroya Fujisaki

Intonation accent placement in a concept-to-dialogue system
Alex I. C. Monaghan

Synthesizing conversational intonation from a linguistically rich input
Paul Taylor, Alan W. Black

Text-to-speech for French
Evelyne Tzoukermann

An integrated morpho-syntactic analysis with phonetic transcription for an Italian text-to-speech system
G. Ferri, P. Pierucci, D. Sanzone

A modular architecture for multi-lingual text-to-speech
Richard Sproat, Joseph Olive

SYNPHONICS - a cognitive motivated approach to a concept-to-speech system
Carsten Günther, Claudia Maienborn, Andrea Schopp

The BT Laureate text-to-speech system
Andrew P. Breen

A language-independent, data-oriented architecture for grapheme-to-phoneme conversion
Walter Daelemans, Antal van den Bosch

A structured way of looking at the performance of text-to-speech systems
Louis C.W. Pols, Ute Jekosch

Evaluation of a Spanish text-to-speech system
Lourdes Aguilar, Josep M. Fernández, Juan M. Garrido, Joaquim Llisterri, Alejandro Macarrón, Luis Monzón, Miguel Ángel Rodriguez

Evaluation of a TTS-system intended for the synthesis of names
Karim Belhoula, Marianne Kugler, Regina Krüger, Hans-Wilhelm Rühl

Perceptual evaluation of synthetic speech: what have we learned over the last 15 years and where are we going in the future?
David B. Pisoni

Sight and sound: generating facial expressions and spoken intonation from context
Catherine Pelachaud, Scott Prevost

Computational extraction of lexico-grammatical information for generation of Swedish intonation
Merle Horne, Marcus Filipsson

Prosodic and intonational domains in speech synthesis
Erwin Marsi, Peter-Arno Coppen, Carlos Gussenhoven, Toni Rietveld

Discourse structural constraints on accent in narrative
Christine H. Nakatani

All-prosodic synthesis architecture
Arthur Dirksen, John Coleman

A model of timiny for non-segmental phonological structure
John Local, Richard Ogden

Using statistics in text-to-speech system construction
Jan P. H. van Santen

Homograph disambiguation in speech synthesis
David Yarowsky

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