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Analysis of Pitch and Duration in Speech Synthesis using PSOLA

by Kavita Waghmare, Sangramsing Kayte, Bharti Gawali
Communications on Applied Electronics
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 4 - Number 4
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: Kavita Waghmare, Sangramsing Kayte, Bharti Gawali

Kavita Waghmare, Sangramsing Kayte, Bharti Gawali . Analysis of Pitch and Duration in Speech Synthesis using PSOLA. Communications on Applied Electronics. 4, 4 ( February 2016), 10-18. DOI=10.5120/cae2016652061

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author = { Kavita Waghmare, Sangramsing Kayte, Bharti Gawali },
title = { Analysis of Pitch and Duration in Speech Synthesis using PSOLA },
journal = { Communications on Applied Electronics },
issue_date = { February 2016 },
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month = { February },
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issn = { 2394-4714 },
pages = { 10-18 },
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The speech synthesis system is an artificial production of speech with the help of speech synthesizers. It can be achieved using various techniques. During synthesis the smoothing of concatenating points is an important aspect to be studied. This paper attempts to find the effect of pitch-marking process using Time Domain-Pitch Synchronous Overlap and Add (TD-PSOLA) method. The database consists of 60 sentences containing various phones, syllables, phrases which provide prosodic effects in male and female voices. The analysis shows that the pitch –marking process affects the quality of speech in the synthesis process which soothes at concatenation point.

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Text-to speech (TTS) pitch duration PSOLA pitch-markings.