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2007
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
Festival-si: A Sinhala Text-to-Speech System
Abstract. This paper brings together the development of the first Text-toSpeech (TTS) system for Sinhala using the Festival framework and practical applications of it. Construction...
Ruvan Weerasinghe, Asanka Wasala, Viraj Welgama, K...
TSD
2007
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
Accurate Unlexicalized Parsing for Modern Hebrew
Many state-of-the-art statistical parsers for English can be viewed as Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars (PCFGs) acquired from treebanks consisting of phrase-structure trees enri...
Reut Tsarfaty, Khalil Sima'an
TSD
2007
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
A Study on Speech with Manifest Emotions
We present a study of the prosody – seen in a broader sense – that supports the theory of the interrelationship function of speech. “Pure emotions” are meant to show a rela...
Horia-Nicolai L. Teodorescu, Silvia Monica Feraru
TSD
2007
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
The Effect of Lexicon Composition in Pronunciation by Analogy
Abstract. Pronunciation by analogy (PbA) is a data-driven approach to phonetic transcription that generates pronunciations for unknown words by exploiting the phonological knowledg...
Tasanawan Soonklang, Robert I. Damper, Yannick Mar...
TSD
2007
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
On the Relative Hardness of Clustering Corpora
Abstract. Clustering is often considered the most important unsupervised learning problem and several clustering algorithms have been proposed over the years. Many of these algorit...
David Pinto, Paolo Rosso
TSD
2007
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
Automatic Evaluation of Pathologic Speech - from Research to Routine Clinical Use
Previously we have shown that ASR technology can be used to objectively evaluate pathologic speech. Here we report on progress for routine clinical use: 1) We introduce an easy-to-...
Elmar Nöth, Andreas Maier, Tino Haderlein, Ko...
TSD
2007
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
Recording and Annotation of Speech Corpus for Czech Unit Selection Speech Synthesis
The paper gives a brief summarisation of preparation and recording of a phonetically and prosodically rich speech corpus for Czech unit selection text-to-speech synthesis. Special ...
Jindrich Matousek, Jan Romportl
TSD
2007
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
Pitch Marks at Peaks or Valleys?
Abstract. This paper deals with the problem of speech waveform polarity. As the polarity of speech waveform can influence the performance of pitch marking algorithms (see Sec. 4),...
Milan Legát, Daniel Tihelka, Jindrich Matou...
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