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Singing synthesis with an evolved physical model

Cooper, Crispin, Murphy, D.T., Howard, D. and Tyrrell, A. (2006) Singing synthesis with an evolved physical model. IEEE Transactions On Audio Speech And Language Processing. pp. 1454-1461. ISSN 1558-7916

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Abstract

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: 14 Oct 2014 23:04
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSA.2005.860844
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3711

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