Segmentation Techniques in Speech Synthesis

Gordon E. Peterson, William Shi Yuan Wang, Eva Sivertsen

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A basic method of speech synthesis is described in which discrete segments of recorded utterances are joined together to produce continuous speech. The segments are characterized as (a) containing parts of two phones with their mutual influence in the middle of the segment, and (b) beginning and ending at the phonetically most stable position of each phone. All segments containing the same articulatory sequence have been defined as a dyad. The method of synthesis described includes not only articulatory phones, but also intonation, stress, and duration. A large number of segments is required and various techniques of obtaining the segments for speech synthesis are discussed. The method is limited to a specific dialect, and practically it is limited to a single speaker. All Right Reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-742
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1958
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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