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Variable Speed Speech Synthesis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87758
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-149-0858
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Li Creative Technologies
25 B Hanover Road, Suite 140 Florham Park, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Variable Speed Speech Synthesis
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0431
Award Amount: $79,969.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a completely trainable speech synthesis solution that is capable of synthesizing variable speed speech from different speakers under various speaking status. Specifically, our proposed system consists of a speaking status synthesis module, a speaker (accent) morphing module and a text-to-speech synthesis module. The novelty and uniqueness of our proposed approach are as follows: First, it decouples speaking status and speaker voice characteristics, and model them separately; second, it comprises two completely trainable modules. This allows the system to synthesize a variety of speech, e.g. fast speech under highly stressful condition.

Principal Investigator:

Qi Li
President
9738220048
li@licreativetech.com

Business Contact:

Qi Li
President
9738220048
li@licreativetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LI CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
30 A Vreeland Road, Suite 130 Florham Park, NJ 07932

EIN/Tax ID: 383667621
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No