A style control technique for speech synthesis
using multiple regression HSMM


Control style intensity (in Japanese)

  ← ← Style component → →
  0.4 1.0 1.6
Sad 
Rough 
Joyful 

 一票の格差はさらに広がるだろう (Japanese sentence)
/i-cl-pyo-o-no ka-kU-sa-wa sa-ra-ni hi-ro-ga-ru-da-ro-o/
(The disparity in the relative weight of one vote will increase further)


Control style intensity (in English)

  ← ← Style component → →
  0.5 1.0 1.5
Angry 
Happy 

Staff duplication can be eliminated, computer systems combined, marketing departments amalgamated and lower prices negotiated with aircraft manufacturers.


Style control at phoneme unit level (in Japanese)


Reference:
Takashi Nose, Junichi Yamagishi, Takao Kobayashi
``A style control technique for speech synthesis using multiple regression HSMM''
Proc. 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP, pp.1324-1327, Pittsburgh, USA (2006.09)

Style Control for HMM-Based Speech Synthesis

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