[Univ of Cambridge] [Dept of Engineering]

Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis

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Research Interest

This work is primarily undertaken at Toshiba Research Europe Ltd and under the Natural Speech Technology project.

  • Parametric acoustic models for speech synthesis
  • Trainable excitation models
  • Use of found data for speech synthesis
  • Controllable speech synthesis (both speaker and expressive state)

Selected Publications

  • Braunschweiler N., Gales M.J.F. and Buchholz S. (2010)
    Lightly supervised recognition for automatic alignment of large coherent speech recordings.
    InterSpeech 2010
  • Pilkington N., Zen H. and Gales M.J.F. (2011)
    Gaussian process experts for voice conversion.
    InterSpeech 2011
  • Zen, H., Gales M.J.F., Nankaku, Y. and Tokuda, K. (2011)
    Product of Experts for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis.
    IEEE Transactions Audio Speech and Language Processing.
  • Zen, H., Braunschweiler, N., Buchholz, S.,Gales M.J.F., Knill, K., Krstulovic, S. and Latorre, J. (2012)
    Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis Based on Speaker and Language Factorization.
    IEEE Transactions Audio Speech and Language Processing.
  • Maia R., Akamine M. and Gales M.J.F. Complex cepstrum for statistical parametric speech synthesis (2013).
    Speech Communication 55(5): 606-618, 2013.
  • Wan W., et al (2013)
    Photo-realistic expressive text to talking head synthesis. INTERSPEECH 2013: 2667-2669
  • Chen L., Gales M.J.F., Braunschweiler N., Akamine M. and Knill K. (2014)
    Integrated Expression Prediction and Speech Synthesis From Text. Journal of Selected Topics Signal Processing 8(2).
  • Wan V., Latorre J., Yanagisawa K., Braunschweiler N., Chen L., Gales M.J.F. and Akamine M (2014).
    Building HMM-TTS Voices on Diverse Data. Journal of Selected Topics Signal Processing 8(2).
  • Lanchantin P., Gales M.J.F., King S., and Yamagishi J. (2014)
    Multiple-average-voice-based speech synthesis. ICASSP 2014: 285-289
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