Japanese intonation synthesis using superposition and linear alignment models

Jennifer J. Venditti, Jan Van Santen

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Abstract

This paper outlines a new approach to Tokyo Japanese intonation synthesis, in which the F0 contour of an utterance is generated using the superposition of multi-level phrase curves and lexical accent curves, coupled with linear alignment models which determine the precise alignment of the curves with the segmental material. We first discuss the construction of a phrase curve used to model the prosodic domain termed the 'UA-group' (defined below), and describe the alignment of this curve with the syllabic structure of the utterance. Then, we describe a separate accent curve, carrying independent prominence specification, which is added to this UA-curve in the case of accented phrases. The alignment of the accent curve with the segments is determined by linear alignment models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
ISBN (Electronic)7801501144, 9787801501141
StatePublished - 2000
Event6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 16 2000Oct 20 2000

Other

Other6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/16/0010/20/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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    Venditti, J. J., & Van Santen, J. (2000). Japanese intonation synthesis using superposition and linear alignment models. In 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 International Speech Communication Association.