Search Results for author: Sheng Zhao

Found 25 papers, 10 papers with code

NaturalSpeech: End-to-End Text to Speech Synthesis with Human-Level Quality

no code implementations9 May 2022 Xu Tan, Jiawei Chen, Haohe Liu, Jian Cong, Chen Zhang, Yanqing Liu, Xi Wang, Yichong Leng, YuanHao Yi, Lei He, Frank Soong, Tao Qin, Sheng Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu

In this paper, we answer these questions by first defining the human-level quality based on the statistical significance of subjective measure and introducing appropriate guidelines to judge it, and then developing a TTS system called NaturalSpeech that achieves human-level quality on a benchmark dataset.

Speech Synthesis Text-To-Speech Synthesis

AdaSpeech 4: Adaptive Text to Speech in Zero-Shot Scenarios

no code implementations1 Apr 2022 Yihan Wu, Xu Tan, Bohan Li, Lei He, Sheng Zhao, Ruihua Song, Tao Qin, Tie-Yan Liu

We model the speaker characteristics systematically to improve the generalization on new speakers.

Speech Synthesis

Mixed-Phoneme BERT: Improving BERT with Mixed Phoneme and Sup-Phoneme Representations for Text to Speech

no code implementations31 Mar 2022 Guangyan Zhang, Kaitao Song, Xu Tan, Daxin Tan, Yuzi Yan, Yanqing Liu, Gang Wang, Wei Zhou, Tao Qin, Tan Lee, Sheng Zhao

However, the works apply pre-training with character-based units to enhance the TTS phoneme encoder, which is inconsistent with the TTS fine-tuning that takes phonemes as input.

Towards Contextual Spelling Correction for Customization of End-to-end Speech Recognition Systems

no code implementations2 Mar 2022 Xiaoqiang Wang, Yanqing Liu, Jinyu Li, Veljko Miljanic, Sheng Zhao, Hosam Khalil

In this work, we introduce a novel approach to do contextual biasing by adding a contextual spelling correction model on top of the end-to-end ASR system.

Automatic Speech Recognition Spelling Correction

InferGrad: Improving Diffusion Models for Vocoder by Considering Inference in Training

no code implementations8 Feb 2022 Zehua Chen, Xu Tan, Ke Wang, Shifeng Pan, Danilo Mandic, Lei He, Sheng Zhao

In this paper, we propose InferGrad, a diffusion model for vocoder that incorporates inference process into training, to reduce the inference iterations while maintaining high generation quality.

Denoising

DelightfulTTS: The Microsoft Speech Synthesis System for Blizzard Challenge 2021

1 code implementation25 Oct 2021 Yanqing Liu, Zhihang Xu, Gang Wang, Kuan Chen, Bohan Li, Xu Tan, Jinzhu Li, Lei He, Sheng Zhao

The goal of this challenge is to synthesize natural and high-quality speech from text, and we approach this goal in two perspectives: The first is to directly model and generate waveform in 48 kHz sampling rate, which brings higher perception quality than previous systems with 16 kHz or 24 kHz sampling rate; The second is to model the variation information in speech through a systematic design, which improves the prosody and naturalness.

Speech Synthesis

A study on the efficacy of model pre-training in developing neural text-to-speech system

no code implementations8 Oct 2021 Guangyan Zhang, Yichong Leng, Daxin Tan, Ying Qin, Kaitao Song, Xu Tan, Sheng Zhao, Tan Lee

However, in terms of ultimately achieved system performance for target speaker(s), the actual benefits of model pre-training are uncertain and unstable, depending very much on the quantity and text content of training data.

A Light-weight contextual spelling correction model for customizing transducer-based speech recognition systems

no code implementations17 Aug 2021 Xiaoqiang Wang, Yanqing Liu, Sheng Zhao, Jinyu Li

We incorporate the context information into the spelling correction model with a shared context encoder and use a filtering algorithm to handle large-size context lists.

Automatic Speech Recognition Spelling Correction

AdaSpeech 3: Adaptive Text to Speech for Spontaneous Style

no code implementations6 Jul 2021 Yuzi Yan, Xu Tan, Bohan Li, Guangyan Zhang, Tao Qin, Sheng Zhao, Yuan Shen, Wei-Qiang Zhang, Tie-Yan Liu

While recent text to speech (TTS) models perform very well in synthesizing reading-style (e. g., audiobook) speech, it is still challenging to synthesize spontaneous-style speech (e. g., podcast or conversation), mainly because of two reasons: 1) the lack of training data for spontaneous speech; 2) the difficulty in modeling the filled pauses (um and uh) and diverse rhythms in spontaneous speech.

AdaSpeech 2: Adaptive Text to Speech with Untranscribed Data

1 code implementation20 Apr 2021 Yuzi Yan, Xu Tan, Bohan Li, Tao Qin, Sheng Zhao, Yuan Shen, Tie-Yan Liu

In adaptation, we use untranscribed speech data for speech reconstruction and only fine-tune the TTS decoder.

AdaSpeech: Adaptive Text to Speech for Custom Voice

2 code implementations ICLR 2021 Mingjian Chen, Xu Tan, Bohan Li, Yanqing Liu, Tao Qin, Sheng Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu

2) To better trade off the adaptation parameters and voice quality, we introduce conditional layer normalization in the mel-spectrogram decoder of AdaSpeech, and fine-tune this part in addition to speaker embedding for adaptation.

Denoising Text to Speech with Frame-Level Noise Modeling

no code implementations17 Dec 2020 Chen Zhang, Yi Ren, Xu Tan, Jinglin Liu, Kejun Zhang, Tao Qin, Sheng Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu

In DenoiSpeech, we handle real-world noisy speech by modeling the fine-grained frame-level noise with a noise condition module, which is jointly trained with the TTS model.

Denoising Frame

LRSpeech: Extremely Low-Resource Speech Synthesis and Recognition

no code implementations9 Aug 2020 Jin Xu, Xu Tan, Yi Ren, Tao Qin, Jian Li, Sheng Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu

However, there are more than 6, 000 languages in the world and most languages are lack of speech training data, which poses significant challenges when building TTS and ASR systems for extremely low-resource languages.

Automatic Speech Recognition Knowledge Distillation +1

Developing RNN-T Models Surpassing High-Performance Hybrid Models with Customization Capability

no code implementations30 Jul 2020 Jinyu Li, Rui Zhao, Zhong Meng, Yanqing Liu, Wenning Wei, Sarangarajan Parthasarathy, Vadim Mazalov, Zhenghao Wang, Lei He, Sheng Zhao, Yifan Gong

Because of its streaming nature, recurrent neural network transducer (RNN-T) is a very promising end-to-end (E2E) model that may replace the popular hybrid model for automatic speech recognition.

Automatic Speech Recognition

FastSpeech 2: Fast and High-Quality End-to-End Text to Speech

25 code implementations ICLR 2021 Yi Ren, Chenxu Hu, Xu Tan, Tao Qin, Sheng Zhao, Zhou Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu

In this paper, we propose FastSpeech 2, which addresses the issues in FastSpeech and better solves the one-to-many mapping problem in TTS by 1) directly training the model with ground-truth target instead of the simplified output from teacher, and 2) introducing more variation information of speech (e. g., pitch, energy and more accurate duration) as conditional inputs.

Knowledge Distillation Speech Synthesis

MultiSpeech: Multi-Speaker Text to Speech with Transformer

no code implementations8 Jun 2020 Mingjian Chen, Xu Tan, Yi Ren, Jin Xu, Hao Sun, Sheng Zhao, Tao Qin, Tie-Yan Liu

Transformer-based text to speech (TTS) model (e. g., Transformer TTS~\cite{li2019neural}, FastSpeech~\cite{ren2019fastspeech}) has shown the advantages of training and inference efficiency over RNN-based model (e. g., Tacotron~\cite{shen2018natural}) due to its parallel computation in training and/or inference.

A Study of Non-autoregressive Model for Sequence Generation

no code implementations ACL 2020 Yi Ren, Jinglin Liu, Xu Tan, Zhou Zhao, Sheng Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu

In this work, we conduct a study to understand the difficulty of NAR sequence generation and try to answer: (1) Why NAR models can catch up with AR models in some tasks but not all?

Automatic Speech Recognition Knowledge Distillation +1

Semantic Mask for Transformer based End-to-End Speech Recognition

1 code implementation6 Dec 2019 Chengyi Wang, Yu Wu, Yujiao Du, Jinyu Li, Shujie Liu, Liang Lu, Shuo Ren, Guoli Ye, Sheng Zhao, Ming Zhou

Attention-based encoder-decoder model has achieved impressive results for both automatic speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech (TTS) tasks.

Automatic Speech Recognition

FastSpeech: Fast,Robustand Controllable Text-to-Speech

10 code implementations22 May 2019 Yi Ren, Yangjun Ruan, Xu Tan, Tao Qin, Sheng Zhao, Zhou Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu

Compared with traditional concatenative and statistical parametric approaches, neural network based end-to-end models suffer from slow inference speed, and the synthesized speech is usually not robust (i. e., some words are skipped or repeated) and lack of controllability (voice speed or prosody control).

Text-To-Speech Synthesis

Almost Unsupervised Text to Speech and Automatic Speech Recognition

no code implementations13 May 2019 Yi Ren, Xu Tan, Tao Qin, Sheng Zhao, Zhou Zhao, Tie-Yan Liu

Text to speech (TTS) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) are two dual tasks in speech processing and both achieve impressive performance thanks to the recent advance in deep learning and large amount of aligned speech and text data.

Automatic Speech Recognition Denoising

Neural Speech Synthesis with Transformer Network

3 code implementations19 Sep 2018 Naihan Li, Shujie Liu, Yanqing Liu, Sheng Zhao, Ming Liu, Ming Zhou

Although end-to-end neural text-to-speech (TTS) methods (such as Tacotron2) are proposed and achieve state-of-the-art performance, they still suffer from two problems: 1) low efficiency during training and inference; 2) hard to model long dependency using current recurrent neural networks (RNNs).

Machine Translation Speech Synthesis +1

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