The STOP Project

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STOP stands for "Synthèse Technologique Optimisée de la Parole" (Optimized Technological Speech Synthesis).

It aims at improving speech synthesis technologies by exploiting speech dynamics, a field that has been unexplored till now. The aim of the project is to compute a software library to modify dynamics in concatenative speech synthesis (diphones and Non Uniform Units).

For this, not only the modification of the prosody is envisaged, but also the voice quality should be adapted to the desired perceived phonation.