Objective evaluation of english learners' timing control based on a measure reflecting perceptual characteristics

Shizuka Nakamura, Shigeki Matsuda, Hiroaki Kato, Minoru Tsuzaki, Yoshinori Sagisaka

研究成果: Conference contribution

8 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Automatic evaluation of English timing control proficiency is carried out by comparing segmental duration differences between learners and reference native speakers. To obtain an objective measure matched to human subjective evaluation, we introduced a measure reflecting perceptual characteristics. The proposed measure evaluates duration differences weighted by the loudness of the corresponding speech segment and the differences or jumps in loudness from the two adjacent speech segments. Experiments showed that estimated scores using the new perception-based measure provided a correlation coefficient of 0.72 with subjective evaluation scores given by native English speakers on the basis of naturalness in timing control. This correlation turned out to be significantly higher than that of 0.54 obtained when using a simple duration difference measure.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Proceedings, ICASSP 2009
ページ4837-4840
ページ数4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 9 23
イベント2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
継続期間: 2009 4 192009 4 24

出版物シリーズ

名前ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN(印刷版)1520-6149

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2009
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period09/4/1909/4/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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