Unsupervised cross-lingual speaker adaptation for hmm-based speech synthesis using two-pass decision tree construction
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Gibson, M. (2010). Unsupervised cross-lingual speaker adaptation for hmm-based speech synthesis using two-pass decision tree construction.
This paper demonstrates how unsupervised cross-lingual adaptation of HMM-based speech synthesis models may be performed without explicit knowledge of the adaptation data language. A two-pass decision tree construction technique is deployed for this purpose. Using parallel translated datasets, cross-lingual and intralingual adaptation are compared in a controlled manner. Listener evaluations reveal that the proposed method delivers performance approaching that of unsupervised intralingual adaptation.
HMM-based speech synthesis, unsupervised speaker adaptation, cross-lingual
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