ESSLLI-2003 Introduction Speech Synthesis

Petra Wagner, Hannes Pirker
Lots of useful links to literature and resources...

Material (partially) included in the printed course material

Wagner, Petra: Slides presented at the ESSLLI 2003.

Hess, Wolfgang: Fundamentals of Speech Signal Processing, bilingual version (German, English), IKP, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, 2003.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter2: Short Time Analysis
Chapter 3: Short-Time spectral analysis
Chapter 4: From Sprectrum to Spectrogram.
Accompagnying slides

Dutoit, Thierry:"High Quality Text-To-Speech Synthesis of the French Language", PhD dissertation, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, TCTS Lab, Mons, Belgium, 1993.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Natural Language Processing Module
Chapter 3: The Digital Signal Processing Block
Chapter 8: The Digital Signal Processing Block
Chapter 9: Automatic Phonetization

Wagner, Petra: The synthesis of German contrastive focus, in Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-99), San Francisco, California, p.1529, 1999.

Pirker, Hannes: Speech Synthesis Markup Languages: An Overview and Comparison.

Rank Erhard, Pirker H.: Generating Emotional Speech with a Concatenative Synthesizer, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'98), Sydney, Australia, 1998.
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Additional Resources

Slides from the lecture "Sprachsynthese" by B. Moebius, IMS Stuttgart (German)
A repository for comparing different Speech-synthesis-Systems (at IMS Stuttgart)


KPE80 Klatt synthsizer and grafical parameter-editot by Nick Simmon, UCL London
Praat The great speech analysis and manipulation program by Paul Boersma, University of Amsterdam
Last modified: Fri Sep 30 11:21:12 CEST 2011 Medieninhaber / für den Inhalt verantwortlich: Hannes Pirker, Wien