On the prediction of global F0 shape for Japanese text-to-speech

Yoshinori Sagisaka*

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The global F0 shape of Japanese speech is predicted by phrasal accent attributes and adjacent phrasal environment using three-layered neural nets. Three F0 values of each minor phrase are used for the global shape description, and their prediction is carried out in each major phrase determined by right-branching syntactic boundaries. Through prediction experiments using short and ordinary sentence samples, it is quantitatively confirmed that the global F0 shapes are predicted fairly well in both samples and that additional controls are necessary for finer prediction in the ordinary sentence samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1990 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing: Speech Processing 2, VLSI, Audio and Electroacoustics Part 2 (of 5) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Duration: 1990 Apr 31990 Apr 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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