Configuring TTS Evaluation Method Based on Unit Cost Outlier Detection

  • Milan Legát
  • Daniel Tihelka
  • Jindřich Matoušek
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8082)

Abstract

This paper presents a new analytic method that can be used for analyzing perceptual relevance of unit selection costs and/or their sub-components as well as for automated tuning of the unit selection weights. In particular, configuration options of the method are discussed in detail. A simple guidance on how to leverage the proposed method for the evaluation of a newly designed unit selection cost is also given in the paper. The advantage of using the proposed method is that different unit selection system configurations and tunings can automatically be evaluated without a need to conduct listening tests for each of them.

Keywords

TTS evaluation unit selection costs unit selection tuning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milan Legát
    • 1
  • Daniel Tihelka
    • 1
  • Jindřich Matoušek
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Sciences, New Technologies for the Information SocietyUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic

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