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Prosody modeling for mandarin exclamatory speech

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Prosody modeling for mandarin exclamatory speech
To improve the expressiveness of speech synthesis, the paper proposes a model to simulate the prosody features of exclamatory speech with modal tags. While compared with reading speech, we found that the major difference between the reading speech and the kind of exclamatory speech is caused by the strong stresses on some modal words and their heavy impacts on adjacent speech units. Then, a CART-based prosody transformation model is introduced to automatically generate the prosody features of exclamatory speech by using reading speech as the baseline. Final perception and comparison experiments have proven the high quality of the model in the simulation of the kind of exclamatory speech.
Huibin Jia, Jianhua Tao
Added 19 Feb 2011
Updated 19 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2009
Where ICMCS
Authors Huibin Jia, Jianhua Tao
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