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ICASSP
2008
IEEE
12 years 8 months ago
Can voice quality improve mandarin tone recognition?
We investigate several measures of voice quality (VQ) to improve tone recognition in Mandarin Chinese. We find that band energy measures such as Spectral Balance (Sluijter and va...
Dinoj Surendran, Gina-Anne Levow
INTERSPEECH
2010
11 years 8 months ago
Laryngealization and features for Chinese tonal recognition
It is well known that the lowest tone in Mandarin, a language without contrastive phonation, often co-occurs with laryngealization/creaky voice quality, and we provide evidence th...
Kristine M. Yu
NN
2004
Springer
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12 years 7 months ago
The Analysis of Voice Quality in Speech Processing
Abstract. Voice quality has been defined as the characteristic auditory colouring of an individual's voice, derived from a variety of laryngeal and supralaryngeal features and...
Eric Keller
ICASSP
2008
IEEE
12 years 8 months ago
Ultrasonic Doppler sensor for speaker recognition
In this paper we present a novel use of an acoustic Doppler sonar for multi-modal speaker identification. An ultrasonic emitter directs a 40kHz tone toward the speaker. Reflecti...
Kaustubh Kalgaonkar, Bhiksha Raj
SPEECH
2011
11 years 8 months ago
The Romanian speech synthesis (RSS) corpus: Building a high quality HMM-based speech synthesis system using a high sampling rate
This paper first introduces a newly-recorded high quality Romanian speech corpus designed for speech synthesis, called “RSS”, along with Romanian front-end text processing mo...
Adriana Stan, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King, Matth...
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