Prediction and synthesis of prosodic effects on spectral balance of vowels

Jan Van Santen, Xiaochuan Niu

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Abstract

Linguistic control factors such as word stress and phrase-finality affect not only duration and pitch, but also spectral structure and spectral dynamics. We propose methods for predicting and synthesizing prosodic effects on spectral balance: (i) a new multi-dimensional measure of spectral balance, in which energy is measured in five "formant frequency range" bands; (ii) statistical methods for analyzing the effects of multiple interacting factors on spectral balance; (iii) a method for synthesizing speech whose spectral balance is controlled by prosodic factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages147-150
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780373952, 9780780373952
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis - Santa Monica, United States
Duration: Sep 11 2002Sep 13 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Monica
Period9/11/029/13/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies

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    Van Santen, J., & Niu, X. (2002). Prediction and synthesis of prosodic effects on spectral balance of vowels. In Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis (pp. 147-150). [1224395] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSS.2002.1224395