A perspective on the next challenges for TTS research

J. Schroeter, A. Conkie, A. Syrdal, M. Beutnagel, M. Jilka, V. Strom, Yeon Jun Kim, Hong-Goo Kang, D. Kapilow

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Abstract

The quality of speech synthesis has come a long way since Homer Dudley's "Voder" in 1939. In fact, with the widespread use of unit-selection synthesizers, the naturalness of the synthesized speech is now high enough to pass the Turing test for short utterances, such as voice prompts. Therefore, it seems valid to ask the question "what are the next challenges for TTS research"? This paper tries to identify unsolved issues, the solution of which would greatly enhance the state of the art in TTS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages211-214
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780373952, 9780780373952
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis - Santa Monica, United States
Duration: 2002 Sep 112002 Sep 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Other

Other2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Monica
Period02/9/1102/9/13

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Speech Synthesis
Synthesizer
Turing Test
Naturalness
Prompts
Utterance

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies

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Schroeter, J., Conkie, A., Syrdal, A., Beutnagel, M., Jilka, M., Strom, V., ... Kapilow, D. (2002). A perspective on the next challenges for TTS research. In Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis (pp. 211-214). [1224411] (Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSS.2002.1224411
Schroeter, J. ; Conkie, A. ; Syrdal, A. ; Beutnagel, M. ; Jilka, M. ; Strom, V. ; Kim, Yeon Jun ; Kang, Hong-Goo ; Kapilow, D. / A perspective on the next challenges for TTS research. Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2002. pp. 211-214 (Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis).
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Schroeter J, Conkie A, Syrdal A, Beutnagel M, Jilka M, Strom V et al. A perspective on the next challenges for TTS research. In Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2002. p. 211-214. 1224411. (Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSS.2002.1224411