Automatic transformation of environmental sounds into sound-imitation words based on Japanese syllable structure

Kazushi Ishihara, Yasushi Tsubota, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Abstract

Sound-imitation words, a sound-related subset of onomatopoeia, are important for computer-human interaction and automatic tagging of sound archives. The main problem of automatic recognition of sound-imitation word is that the literal representation of such words is dependent on listeners and influenced by a particular cultural history. Based on our preliminary experiments of such dependency and the sonority theory, we discovered that the process of transforming environmental sounds into syllable-structure expressions is mostly listener-independent while that of transforming syllablestructure expressions into sound-imitation words is mostly listener-dependent and influenced by culture. This paper focuses on the former lister-independent process and presents the three-stage architecture of automatic transformation of environmental sounds to sound-imitation words; segmenting sound signals to syllables, identifying syllable structure as mora, and recognizing mora as phonemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUROSPEECH 2003 - 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages3185-3188
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, EUROSPEECH 2003 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2003 Sep 12003 Sep 4

Other

Other8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, EUROSPEECH 2003
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period03/9/103/9/4

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  • Computer Science Applications
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  • Linguistics and Language
  • Communication

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Ishihara, K., Tsubota, Y., & Okuno, H. G. (2003). Automatic transformation of environmental sounds into sound-imitation words based on Japanese syllable structure. In EUROSPEECH 2003 - 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (pp. 3185-3188). International Speech Communication Association.

Automatic transformation of environmental sounds into sound-imitation words based on Japanese syllable structure. / Ishihara, Kazushi; Tsubota, Yasushi; Okuno, Hiroshi G.

EUROSPEECH 2003 - 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. International Speech Communication Association, 2003. p. 3185-3188.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ishihara, K, Tsubota, Y & Okuno, HG 2003, Automatic transformation of environmental sounds into sound-imitation words based on Japanese syllable structure. in EUROSPEECH 2003 - 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. International Speech Communication Association, pp. 3185-3188, 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, EUROSPEECH 2003, Geneva, Switzerland, 03/9/1.
Ishihara K, Tsubota Y, Okuno HG. Automatic transformation of environmental sounds into sound-imitation words based on Japanese syllable structure. In EUROSPEECH 2003 - 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. International Speech Communication Association. 2003. p. 3185-3188
Ishihara, Kazushi ; Tsubota, Yasushi ; Okuno, Hiroshi G. / Automatic transformation of environmental sounds into sound-imitation words based on Japanese syllable structure. EUROSPEECH 2003 - 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. International Speech Communication Association, 2003. pp. 3185-3188
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