A Mutual Information Algorithm for Text-Independent Voice Conversion

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-30 Number-8
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Seyed Mehdi Iranmanesh, Behnam Dehghan
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V30P275

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Seyed Mehdi Iranmanesh, Behnam Dehghan"A Mutual Information Algorithm for Text-Independent Voice Conversion", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V30(8),400-404 December 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract
Most of voice conversion systems require parallel corpora for their training stage which means that source and target speakers should utter the same sentences. But in most practical applications, it is impossible to obtain parallel corpora. To solve this problem, text-independent voice conversion has been introduced. The main problem in text-independent voice conversion is data alignment. In this paper we introduce a novel algorithm based on mutual information for data alignment which shows the similar results to those of text-dependent systems. This algorithm does not require phonetic labeling and can be used in practical applications.

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Keywords
Text-Independent Voice conversion, Mutual Information, Frame alignment, Mel cepstral frequency warping.