The Centre for Speech Technology Research, The university of Edinburgh

Publications by Volker Strom

[1] Michael Pucher, Friedrich Neubarth, and Volker Strom. Optimizing phonetic encoding for Viennese unit selection speech synthesis. In A. Esposito et al., editor, COST 2102 Int. Training School 2009, LNCS, Heidelberg, 2010. Springer-Verlag. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[2] Michael Pucher, Friedrich Neubarth, Volker Strom, Sylvia Moosmüller, Gregor Hofer, Christian Kranzler, Gudrun Schuchmann, and Dietmar Schabus. Resources for speech synthesis of viennese varieties. In Proc. Int. Conf. on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC'10, Malta, 2010. European Language Resources Association (ELRA). [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[3] Volker Strom and Simon King. A classifier-based target cost for unit selection speech synthesis trained on perceptual data. In Proc. Interspeech, Makuhari, Japan, 2010. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[4] Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, Junichi Yamagishi, Friedrich Neubarth, and Volker Strom. Modeling and interpolation of Austrian German and Viennese dialect in HMM-based speech synthesis. Speech Communication, 52(2):164-179, 2010. [ bib | DOI | Abstract ]
[5] Volker Strom and Simon King. Investigating Festival's target cost function using perceptual experiments. In Proc. Interspeech, Brisbane, 2008. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[6] Leonardo Badino, Robert A.J. Clark, and Volker Strom. Including pitch accent optionality in unit selection text-to-speech synthesis. In Proc. Interspeech, Brisbane, 2008. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[7] Volker Strom, Ani Nenkova, Robert Clark, Yolanda Vazquez-Alvarez, Jason Brenier, Simon King, and Dan Jurafsky. Modelling prominence and emphasis improves unit-selection synthesis. In Proc. Interspeech 2007, Antwerp, Belgium, August 2007. [ bib | .pdf | Abstract ]
[8] K. Richmond, V. Strom, R. Clark, J. Yamagishi, and S. Fitt. Festival multisyn voices for the 2007 blizzard challenge. In Proc. Blizzard Challenge Workshop (in Proc. SSW6), Bonn, Germany, August 2007. [ bib | .pdf | Abstract ]
[9] R. Clark, K. Richmond, V. Strom, and S. King. Multisyn voices for the Blizzard Challenge 2006. In Proc. Blizzard Challenge Workshop (Interspeech Satellite), Pittsburgh, USA, September 2006. ( [ bib | .pdf | Abstract ]
[10] Volker Strom, Robert Clark, and Simon King. Expressive prosody for unit-selection speech synthesis. In Proc. Interspeech, Pittsburgh, 2006. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[11] H. P. Graf, E. Cosatto, V. Strom, and F. J. Huang. Visual prosody: Facial movements accompanying speech. In Proc Fifth Int. Conf. Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, pages 397-401, 2002. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[12] V. Strom. From text to speech without ToBI. In Proc. ICSLP, Denver, 2002. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[13] Juergen Schroeter, Alistair Conkie, Ann Syrdal, Mark Beutnagel, Matthias Jilka, Volker Strom, Yeon-Jun Kim, Hong-Goo Kang, and David Kapilow. A perspective on the next challanges for TTS. In IEEE 2002 Workshop in Speech Synthesis, pages 11-13, Santa Monica, CA, 2002. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[14] Ann K. Syrdal, Colin W. Wightman, Alistair Conkie, Yannis Stylianou, Mark Beutnagel, Juergen Schroeter, Volker Strom, and Ki-Seung Lee. Corpus-based techniques in the at&t nextgen synthesis system. In Proc. Int. Conf. on Spoken Language Processing, Beijing, 2000. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[15] V. Strom and H. Heine. Utilizing prosody for unconstrained morpheme recognition. In Proc. European Conf. on Speech Communication and Technology, Budapest, 1999. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[16] Günther Görz, Jörg Spilker, Volker Strom, and Hans Weber. Architectural considerations for conversational systems - the verbmobil/intarc experience. proceedings of First International Workshop on Human Computer Conversation, cs.CL/9907021, 1999. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[17] V. Strom. Automatische Erkennung von Satzmodus, Akzentuierung und Phrasengrenzen. PhD thesis, University of Bonn, 1998. [ bib | .ps | .pdf ]
[18] V. Strom, A. Elsner, G. Görz, W. Hess, W. Kasper, A. Klein, H.U. Krieger, J. Spilker, and H. Weber. On the use of prosody in a speech-to-speech translator. In Proc. European Conf. on Speech Communication and Technology, Rhodes, 1997. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[19] V. Strom and C. Widera. What's in the “pure” prosody? In Proc. ICSLP, Philadelphia, 1996. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[20] W. Hess, A. Batliner, A. Kießling, R. Kompe, E. Nöth, A. Petzold, M. Reyelt, and V. Strom. Prosodic modules for speech recognition and understanding in VERBMOBIL. In Norio Higuchi Yoshinori Sagisaka, Nick Campbell, editor, Computing Prosody, pages Part IV, Chapter 23, pp. 363 - 383. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1995. [ bib | .ps | .pdf ]
[21] V. Strom. Detection of accents, phrase boundaries and sentence modality in German with prosodic features. In Proc. European Conf. on Speech Communication and Technology, volume 3, pages 2039-2041, Madrid, 1995. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]
[22] H. Niemann, J. Denzler, B. Kahles, R. Kompe, A. Kießling, E. Nöth, and V. Strom. Pitch determination considering laryngealization effects in spoken dialogs. In Proc. Int. Conf. on Neuronal Networks, volume 7, pages 4457-4461, Orlando, 1994. [ bib | .ps | .pdf | Abstract ]