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User Adaptation of AAC Device Voices - Phase II

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  1. Algorithmic software component


  1. Related grant number
    NIH 2R42DC008712-02
  2. Resource Description
    "This algorithm is meant to develop a synthetic voice for an AAC system that sounds like the individual using the system (before they lost the ability to speak), without requiring very much recorded data on the part of the original talker. The system works by first creating a synthetic "base" voice (or set of base voices) using professional actors who must provide a fairly large inventory of speech data. Using the base voice and a small sample from the target talker (i.e., containing at least one instance of each phoneme), a new synthetic voice is created by essentially modulating parameters in the base voice so that it takes on characteristics of the target talker. The ability to create a voice that sounds like the original talker without much data from the original talker would be a significant advantage."
  3. Used by
    Center for Spoken Language Understanding
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  5. Website(s)
  6. Developed by
    Klabbers-Judd, Esther, Ph.D.
  7. Developed by
    Kain, Alexander, Ph.D.
  8. Developed by
    van Santen, Jan P.H., Ph.D.
  9. Software license
    Open source software license
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