Global Patent Index - EP 1846918 B1

EP 1846918 B1 2009-02-25 - METHOD OF ESTIMATING A VOICE CONVERSION FUNCTION

Title (en)

METHOD OF ESTIMATING A VOICE CONVERSION FUNCTION

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR SCHÄTZUNG EINER SPRACHUMSETZUNGSFUNKTION

Title (fr)

PROCEDE D'ESTIMATION D'UNE FONCTION DE CONVERSION DE VOIX

Publication

EP 1846918 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 05850632 A

Priority

  • FR 2005003308 W
  • FR 0550278 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2006082287A1] The invention relates to a method of estimating a voice conversion function between (i) the voice of a speaker, defined from a voice message recorded by said speaker, and (ii) the voice of a reference speaker, defined by a speech synthesis database. According to the invention, the method comprises the following steps consisting in: generating a synthetic recording of the voice message recorded by the speaker from the speech synthesis database, and estimating the voice conversion function using a training operation which is performed on the recorded voice message and the synthetic recording.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G10L 13/02 (2006.01); G10L 13/033 (2013.01); G10L 21/00 (2006.01); G10L 21/013 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G10L 13/033 (2013.01); G10L 2021/0135 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family

WO 2006082287 A1 20060810; AT 424022 T 20090315; DE 602005012998 D1 20090409; EP 1846918 A1 20071024; EP 1846918 B1 20090225; ES 2322909 T3 20090701