Spanish Emotional Speech Synthesis

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributor.advisorRaitio, Tuomo
dc.contributor.authorRomero Blanco, Arturo
dc.contributor.schoolSähkötekniikan korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.supervisorAlku, Paavo
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T07:56:05Z
dc.date.available2014-05-13T07:56:05Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-05
dc.description.abstractIn this project a text-to-speech (TTS) HMM-based speech system (HTS) has been used to create emotional synthetic speech in Spanish. Nowadays the synthetic voices have high quality, but this is not enough, they must be able to capture the natural expressiveness of the human speech. Giving this expressiveness to the synthetic voices will lead to a much more natural voice, that is the goal of these systems.To achieve this, both male and female voices will be used and two different techniques will be applied: dependent models and average voice models with adaptation.In this TTS system diffeerent vocoders can be used. For this project GlottHMM has been used and then three perceptual test have been carried out to compare it with STRAIGHT vocoder.The results of the perceptual tests shows that STRAIGHT is very robust and that GlottHMM is not yet at its level regarding the emotional speech synthesis.en
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/13028
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201405131804
dc.language.isoenen
dc.locationP1fi
dc.programmeTLT - Master’s Programme in Communications Engineeringfi
dc.programme.majorSignal processingfi
dc.programme.mcodeS3013fi
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.subject.keywordemotional speech synthesisen
dc.subject.keywordsynthetic speechen
dc.subject.keywordvocoderen
dc.subject.keywordHMM-baseden
dc.subject.keywordGlottHMMen
dc.subject.keywordSTRAIGHTen
dc.titleSpanish Emotional Speech Synthesisen
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local.aalto.idinssi49013
local.aalto.openaccessyes
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