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vol 60 / SEPTEMBER, 2017
Article
UDC 519.688

A HYBRID TECHNOLOGY FOR TTS SYSTEM BASED ON HIDDEN MARKOV MODELS AND UNIT SELECTION ALGORITHM

P. . Chistikov
«Speech Technologies Center», Ltd.; scientific researcher


E. A. Korolkov
STC Ltd., St. Petersburg; Scientist


A. O. Talanov
STC Ltd., St. Petersburg, Speech Synthesis Department; Head of the Department


A. I. Solomennik
Speech Technology Ltd., Minsk; Scientist


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Abstract.   An approach to synthesis of Russian TTS system based on integration of Hidden Markov Models and Unit Selection algorithms is presented. The voice model creation method is developed for constructing a natural intonation contour. Improved quality of synthesized speech is confirmed by experimental results.
Keywords: speech synthesis, Hidden Markov Models, Unit Selection, voice model