A NOVEL SELF-ORGANISING SPEECH PRODUCTION SYSTEM USING PSEUDO-ARTICULATORS
C.S. Blackburn and S.J. Young
A novel articulatory speech production system which is stochastically trained from a pre-specified initialisation state is presented. The target positions for a set of pseudo-articulators and the mapping from these to output speech spectral vectors are jointly optimised using linearised Kalman filtering and an assembly of neural networks. The techniques used to initialise and train the system are described, and preliminary results when synthesising speech are demonstrated.
If you have difficulty viewing files that end
which are gzip compressed, then you may be able to find
tools to uncompress them at the gzip
If you have difficulty viewing files that are in PostScript, (ending
'.ps.gz'), then you may be able to
find tools to view them at
We have attempted to provide automatically generated PDF copies of documents for which only PostScript versions have previously been available. These are clearly marked in the database - due to the nature of the automatic conversion process, they are likely to be badly aliased when viewed at default resolution on screen by acroread.