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Experiment with Evaluation of Quality of the Synthetic Speech by the GMM Classifier

  • Jiří Přibil
  • Anna Přibilová
  • Jindřich Matoušek
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8082)

Abstract

This paper describes our experiment with using the Gaussian mixture models (GMM) for evaluation of the speech quality produced by different methods of speech synthesis and parameterization. In addition, the paper analyzes and compares influence of different types of features and different number of mixtures used for GMM evaluation. Finally, the GMM evaluation scores are compared with the results obtained by the conventional listening tests based on the mean opinion score (MOS) evaluations. Results of evaluations obtained by these two ways are in correspondence.

Keywords

GMM classifier spectral and prosodic features of speech synthetic speech evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiří Přibil
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anna Přibilová
    • 3
  • Jindřich Matoušek
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dept. of CyberneticsUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic
  2. 2.SAS, Institute of Measurement ScienceBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, Institute of Electronics and PhotonicsSlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovakia

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