Search for dissertations about: "text-to-speech"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word text-to-speech.

  1. 1. Towards a discourse-based model of English sentence intonation

    Author : Merle Horne; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; intonation; discourse; text-to-speech; information focus; pitch; F0; grammatical functions; coreference; prominence; baseline; phonological grid; F0 range; declination; contrastive prominence; syntactic parallelism; phonological phrase; rhythm rule; sentence stress; constrative stress; Raddoppiamento Sintattico; Monosyllabic Destressing; intonational phrase; speech chunk; speech synthesis;

    Abstract : English non-expressive, declarative sentence intonation is examined in a discourse context. A rule system, geared to a text-to-speech context is developed which assigns sentence prominences related to information focus. READ MORE

  2. 2. Lexical and Acoustic Modelling of Swedish Prosody

    Author : Johan Frid; Fonetik; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; phonology; Phonetics; stress; dialects; Swedish; word accents; letter-to-sound; text-to-speech; modelling; intonation; prosody; speech technology; Fonetik; fonologi; Scandinavian languages and literature; Nordiska språk språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : Prosody and intonation are very important ingredients of human speech. In speech technology, text-to-speech (TTS) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems must incorporate prosodic models in order to reach acceptable performances. READ MORE

  3. 3. Towards conversational speech synthesis : Experiments with data quality, prosody modification, and non-verbal signals

    Author : Bajibabu Bollepalli; Joakim Gustafsson; Jonas Beskow; Matthew Aylett; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Speech synthesis; MPEG compression; Voice Conversion; Artificial Neural Net- works; Laughter synthesis; HTS; Computer Science; Datalogi;

    Abstract : The aim of a text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) system is to generate a human-like speech waveform from a given input text. Current TTS sys- tems have already reached a high degree of intelligibility, and they can be readily used to read aloud a given text. For many applications, e.g. READ MORE

  4. 4. Talking Heads - Models and Applications for Multimodal Speech Synthesis

    Author : Jonas Beskow; KTH; []
    Keywords : Talking heads; facial animation; speech synthesis; coarticulation; intelligibility; embodied conversational agents;

    Abstract : This thesis presents work in the area of computer-animatedtalking heads. A system for multimodal speech synthesis hasbeen developed, capable of generating audiovisual speechanimations from arbitrary text, using parametrically controlled3D models of the face and head. READ MORE

  5. 5. Measures that matter : Facilitating literacy through targeted instruction and assistive technology

    Author : Thomas Nordström; Idor Svensson; Stefan Gustafson; Rickard Carlsson; Dave Edyburn; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Targeted instruction; intervention; assistive technology; reading difficulties; Riktad undervisningsinsats; intervention; assisterande teknik; lässvårigheter; Psychology; Psykologi; Special Education; Specialpedagogik; Education; Pedagogik;

    Abstract : The acquisition of reading skills is one of the most important academic outcomes, as reading enables the individual to acquire knowledge and to actively take part in society. Despite research and educational progress, not all students develop their reading skills to a level that meet academic or societal demands. READ MORE