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Matoušek, J. and Tihelka, D. and Romportl, J. : Current state of Czech text-to-speech system ARTIC . Text, Speech and Dialogue, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4188, p. 439-446, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006.

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This paper gives a survey of the current state of ARTIC -- the modern Czech concatenative corpus-based text-to-speech system. All stages of the system design are described in the paper, including the acoustic unit inventory building process, text processing and speech production issues. Two versions of the system are presented: the single unit instance system with the moderate output speech quality, suitable for low-resource devices, and the multiple unit instance system with a dynamic unit instance selection scheme, yielding the output speech of a high quality. Both versions make use of the automatically designed acoustic unit inventories. In order to assure the desired prosodic characteristics of the output speech, system-version-specific prosody generation issues are discussed here too. Although the system was primarily designed for synthesis of Czech speech, ARTIC can now speak three languages: Czech (both female and male voices are available), Slovak and German.

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Title: Current state of Czech text-to-speech system ARTIC
Author: Matoušek, J. ; Tihelka, D. ; Romportl, J.
Language: English
Date of publication: 11 Sep 2006
Year: 2006
Type of publication: Papers in proceedings of reviewed conferences
Book title: Text, Speech and Dialogue
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Číslo vydání: 4188
Page: 439 - 446
ISBN: 3-540-39090-1
ISSN: 0302-9743
Publisher: Springer
Address: Berlin, Heidelberg
Date: 11 Sep 2006 - 15 Sep 2006
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speech synthesis, text-to-speech, phone, acoustic unit inventory, single unit instance, multiple unit instance, unit selection, text processing, prosody


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