Inter-language prosodic style modification experiment using word impression vector for communicative speech generation

Ke Li, Yoko Greenberg, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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Abstract

To confirm the language independency of a communicative prosody generation from input word impression vector, we synthesized communicative Mandarin speech using prosodic characteristics of communicative Japanese speech. The fundamental frequency and duration characteristics of one-word "n" utterances of Japanese were copied to Mandarin through input word attributes. From the subjective impressions of an input word, a three-dimensional vector was calculated through Multi-Dimensional Scaling analysis. Three dimensions reflecting impressions of confident-doubtful, allowable-unacceptable and positive-negative correspond to systematic prosodic variations; F0 height, F0 dynamics and duration. Subjective evaluation of synthesized speech showed the possibility of communicative prosody generation from input word impression vector language independently.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
Pages1297-1300
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 2007 Aug 272007 Aug 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Volume2
ISSN (Electronic)1990-9772

Conference

Conference8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period07/8/2707/8/31

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Communication

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Li, K., Greenberg, Y., & Sagisaka, Y. (2007). Inter-language prosodic style modification experiment using word impression vector for communicative speech generation. In International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007 (pp. 1297-1300). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH; Vol. 2).