Speech timing and cross-linguistic studies towards computational human modeling

Yoshinori Sagisaka, Hiroaki Kato, Minoru Tsuzaki, Shizuka Nakamura, Chatchawam Hansakunbuntheung

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce Japanese segmental duration characteristics and computational modeling that we have been studying for around three decades in speech synthesis. A series of experimental results are also shown on loudness dependence in the duration perception. These computational duration modeling and perceptual studies on duration error sensitivity to loudness give some insights for computational human modeling of spoken language capability. As a first trial to figure out how these findings could be efficiently employed in other field like language learning, we introduce our current efforts on the objective evaluation of 2nd language speaking skill and the research consortium of AESOP (Asian English Speech cOrpus Project) where researchers in Asian countries have started to work together.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Oriental COCOSDA International Conference on Speech Database and Assessments, ICSDA 2009
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 10
Event2009 Oriental COCOSDA International Conference on Speech Database and Assessments, ICSDA 2009 - Urumqi, China
Duration: 2009 Aug 102009 Aug 12

Publication series

Name2009 Oriental COCOSDA International Conference on Speech Database and Assessments, ICSDA 2009

Conference

Conference2009 Oriental COCOSDA International Conference on Speech Database and Assessments, ICSDA 2009
CountryChina
CityUrumqi
Period09/8/1009/8/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Software
  • Linguistics and Language

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