Natural sounding sub-word units concatenation in Malay speech synthesis

Sabrina Tiun, Rosni Abdullah, Tang Enya Kong

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Abstract

The goal of this work was to concatenate Malay subwords without introducing perceptible audible discontinuities. Based on a phonemes adjacency analysis, we build a list of non-audible distortion sub-word unit lookup. Selecting subword from this lookup will avoid spectral mismatched between the joined speech units and this can guarantee the segmental quality of the sub-words concatenation. In order to avoid prosodic mismatched, we only allow the sub-words to be concatenated when they have the same prosodic features. The expectation by considering the correct prosodic features and the non-audible discontinuities of sub-word units, a natural sounding of sub-words concatenation is possible to be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009
Pages77-79
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 3 Apr 20095 Apr 2009

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Other2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009
CityKuala Lumpur
Period3/4/095/4/09

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Keywords

  • Malay language
  • Natural-sounding
  • Phoneme adjacency
  • Speech synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Communication

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Tiun, S., Abdullah, R., & Kong, T. E. (2009). Natural sounding sub-word units concatenation in Malay speech synthesis. In 2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009 (pp. 77-79). [5163829] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSAP.2009.40

Natural sounding sub-word units concatenation in Malay speech synthesis. / Tiun, Sabrina; Abdullah, Rosni; Kong, Tang Enya.

2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009. 2009. p. 77-79 5163829.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tiun, S, Abdullah, R & Kong, TE 2009, Natural sounding sub-word units concatenation in Malay speech synthesis. in 2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009., 5163829, pp. 77-79, 2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009, Kuala Lumpur, 3/4/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSAP.2009.40
Tiun S, Abdullah R, Kong TE. Natural sounding sub-word units concatenation in Malay speech synthesis. In 2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009. 2009. p. 77-79. 5163829 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSAP.2009.40
Tiun, Sabrina ; Abdullah, Rosni ; Kong, Tang Enya. / Natural sounding sub-word units concatenation in Malay speech synthesis. 2009 International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing, ICSAP 2009. 2009. pp. 77-79
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