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Presentation 2009-12-22 15:50
A study on speech synthesis by modeling harmonics structure with Multi Beta Mixture Model
Toru Nakashika (Kobe Univ.), Ryuki Tachibana, Masafumi Nishimura (IBM Japan), Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki (Kobe Univ.)
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) There are currently some researches related to speech synthesis, but here we present a new framework
for speech synthesis, in which we approximate an envelope shape of each harmonic in a phoneme signal by a spectro-
modeling function. In this approach only harmonic-parts are extracted from the phoneme spectrum, and the
time-varying spectrum corresponding to the harmonics or sinusoidal components is modeled by the modeling function.
In addition, we propose a method to synthesize a speech signal using Multi Beta Mixture Model (MBMM)
based on Beta distribution. We discuss the effectiveness of our proposed model through the experimental results.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) speech synthesis / text-to-speech / multi beta mixture model / harmonics structure / spectro-modeling function / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 109, no. 356, SP2009-90, pp. 165-170, Dec. 2009.
Paper # SP2009-90 
Date of Issue 2009-12-14 (NLC, SP) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380

Conference Information
Committee SP NLC  
Conference Date 2009-12-21 - 2009-12-22 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Univ. of Tokyo 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) 11th Spoken Language Symposium (SP/NLC/SLP) 
Paper Information
Registration To SP 
Conference Code 2009-12-SP-NLC 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) A study on speech synthesis by modeling harmonics structure with Multi Beta Mixture Model 
Sub Title (in English)  
Keyword(1) speech synthesis  
Keyword(2) text-to-speech  
Keyword(3) multi beta mixture model  
Keyword(4) harmonics structure  
Keyword(5) spectro-modeling function  
1st Author's Name Toru Nakashika  
1st Author's Affiliation Kobe University (Kobe Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Ryuki Tachibana  
2nd Author's Affiliation IBM Japan (IBM Japan)
3rd Author's Name Masafumi Nishimura  
3rd Author's Affiliation IBM Japan (IBM Japan)
4th Author's Name Tetsuya Takiguchi  
4th Author's Affiliation Kobe University (Kobe Univ.)
5th Author's Name Yasuo Ariki  
5th Author's Affiliation Kobe University (Kobe Univ.)
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Date Time 2009-12-22 15:50:00 
Presentation Time 120 
Registration for SP 
Paper # IEICE-NLC2009-26,IEICE-SP2009-90 
Volume (vol) IEICE-109 
Number (no) no.355(NLC), no.356(SP) 
Page pp.165-170 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-NLC-2009-12-14,IEICE-SP-2009-12-14 

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