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Speaking-Aid Systems Based on One-to-Many Eigenvoice Conversion for Total Laryngectomees

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dc.contributor.author Hironori Doi ja
dc.contributor.author Keigo Nakamura ja
dc.contributor.author Tomoki Toda ja
dc.contributor.author Hiroshi Saruwatari ja
dc.contributor.author Kiyohiro Shikano ja
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T07:58:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T07:58:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12 ja
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10061/7895
dc.description APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference 2010, December 14-17, 2010, Biopolis, Singapore. ja
dc.description.abstract This paper proposes speaking-aid systems based on one-to-many eigenvoice conversion (EVC) for enhancing three types of alaryngeal speech: esophageal speech; electrolaryngeal speech; and body-conducted silent electrolaryngeal speech. Although alaryngeal speech allows laryngectomees to utter speech sounds, it suffers from lack of naturalness and speaker individuality. To improve the sound quality of alaryngeal speech, alaryngeal-speech-to-speech (AL-to-Speech) methods based on statistical voice conversion have been proposed. To recover the speaker individuality of alaryngeal speech, a one-to-many EVC capable of flexibly adapting the conversion model to given target natural voices was applied to the AL-to-Speech methods. The experimental results of objective and subjective evaluations demonstrate that the proposed methods yield significant improvements of speech quality and make the converted voice quality similar to the given target voice quality. ja
dc.language.iso en ja
dc.rights Copyright 2010 APSIPA ja
dc.title Speaking-Aid Systems Based on One-to-Many Eigenvoice Conversion for Total Laryngectomees ja
dc.type.nii Conference Paper ja
dc.textversion Publisher ja
dc.identifier.spage 498 ja
dc.identifier.epage 501 ja
dc.identifier.NAIST-ID 73292716

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