Expressive & Conversational Speech Synthesis

In this collaborative seedling project, with Cereproc SDK, and University of Edinburgh's CSTR, we investigated approaches to conversational speech synthesis. Work focussed on building a unit selection synthesis voice that includes units from conversational rather than just read speech. Additional work looked at a generative model of speech disfluencies, developed from analysis of natural speech data and models of detection of speech disfluencies.

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