Communicative F0 generation based on impressions

Lu Shao, Yoko Greenberg, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces our research efforts of prosody control for so-called paralinguistic information embedded in communicative speech. To specify the output prosody, we employ three-dimensional expressions extracted from 26 impressions using Multi-Dimensional Scaling. Based on a series of our previous studies showing the correlations between impressions and prosody characteristics, we propose an exact computational scheme to obtain communicative F0 using impressions given by input lexicons and the F0 pattern of corresponding reading style speech. Experimental trials have confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed calculation scheme for a set of expressions consisting of lexicons forming impressions. Finally, further advanced problems are discussed to apply the proposed scheme to other expressions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2014 - Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages115-119
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781479972807
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 23
    Event5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2014 - Vietri sul Mare
    Duration: 2014 Nov 52014 Nov 7

    Other

    Other5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2014
    CityVietri sul Mare
    Period14/11/514/11/7

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    Keywords

    • communicative speech synthesis
    • Fundamental frequency cotrol
    • impression
    • para-linguistics
    • speech prosody

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Information Systems
    • Signal Processing

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    Shao, L., Greenberg, Y., & Sagisaka, Y. (2014). Communicative F0 generation based on impressions. In 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2014 - Proceedings (pp. 115-119). [7020429] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CogInfoCom.2014.7020429