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Voice conversion
Research Area: Uncategorized Year: 1989
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: Speech; synthesis; quality
Authors: D. G. Childers, Ke Wu, D. M. Hicks, B. Yegnanarayana  
We describe some experiments in voice-to-voice conversion that use acoustic parameters from the speech of two talkers (source and target). Transformations are performed on the parameters of the source to convert them to match as closely as possible those of the target. The speech of both talkers and that of the transformed talker is synthesized and compared to the original speech. The objective of this research is to develop a model for (1) creating new synthetic voices, (2) studying factors responsible for synthetic voice quality, and (3) determining methods for speaker normalization.
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