A two-dimensional physical model of the human vocal tract is described. Such a system promises increased realism and control in the synthesis. of both speech and singing. However, the parameters describing the shape of the vocal tract while in use are not easily obtained, even using medical imaging techniques, so instead a genetic algorithm (GA) is applied to the model to find an appropriate configuration. Realistic sounds are produced by this method. Analysis of these, and the reliability of the technique (convergence properties) is provided.
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|Keywords:||2-MUSI,digital waveguide mesh,finite difference,genetic algorithms (GAs),optimization methods,singing synthesis,speech synthesis,voice analysis,HISTORY,VOICE|
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Electronics (York)|
|Depositing User:||Sherpa Assistant|
|Date Deposited:||27 Mar 2008 15:47|
|Last Modified:||03 Apr 2016 00:02|