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Recording and Annotation of Speech Corpus for Czech Unit Selection Speech Synthesis

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Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2007)

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The paper gives a brief summarisation of preparation and recording of a phonetically and prosodically rich speech corpus for Czech unit selection text-to-speech synthesis. Special attention is paid to the process of two-phase orthographic annotations of recorded sentences with regard to their coherence.

Support for this work was provided by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, project No. 2C06020, and the EU 6th Framework Programme IST-034434.

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Matoušek, J., Romportl, J. (2007). Recording and Annotation of Speech Corpus for Czech Unit Selection Speech Synthesis. In: Matoušek, V., Mautner, P. (eds) Text, Speech and Dialogue. TSD 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 4629. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74628-7_43

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