Variable Speed Speech Synthesis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$79,969.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0431
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-149-0858
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-149
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
LI CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
30 A Vreeland Road, Suite 130, Florham Park, NJ, 07932
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125624432
Principal Investigator
 Qi (Peter) Li
 President
 (973) 822-0048
 li@licreativetech.com
Business Contact
 Qi Li
Title: President
Phone: (973) 822-0048
Email: li@licreativetech.com
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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