This chapter introduces Mandarin Text-To-Speech (MTTS) synthesis. Beginning with a brief review on the development history of MTTS and attributes of MTTS, three main constituents of the technology are presented: 1) Text processing: word segmentation, disambiguation of polyphones, and analysis of rhythm structure; 2) prosodic processing: features of Mandarin prosody, and prosody prediction, and; 3) speech synthesis: parametric synthesis and concatenative synthesis. Finally perspectives and applications for MTTS synthesis are discussed in the final sections.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Chinese Spoken Language Processing|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co.|
|Number of pages||26|
|ISBN (Print)||9812569049, 9789812569042|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2006|