An adaptive neural control scheme for articulatory synthesis of CV sequences
Er, Meng Joo
Date of Issue2013
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Reproducing the smooth vocal tract trajectories is critical for high quality articulatory speech synthesis. This paper presents an adaptive neural control scheme for such a task using fuzzy logic and neural networks. The control scheme estimates motor commands from trajectories of flesh-points on selected articulators. These motor commands are then used to reproduce the trajectories of the underlying articulators in a 2nd order dynamical system. Initial experiments show that the control scheme is able to manipulate the mass-spring based elastic tract walls in a 2-dimensional articulatory synthesizer and to realize efficient speech motor control. The proposed controller achieves high accuracy during on-line tracking of the lips, the tongue, and the jaw in the simulation of consonant–vowel sequences. It also offers salient features such as generality and adaptability for future developments of control models in articulatory synthesis.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Computer speech & language
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