Prosodic factors for predicting local pitch shape

E. Klabbers, Jan Van Santen, J. Wouters

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the predictive power of different prosodic factorization schemes with respect to pitch movement. We use this to propose an extension of a standard diphone database with diphones that have been recorded in different prosodic contexts. The goal of this research is to reduce the amount of pitch modification required, thereby improving the segmental quality of the synthetic voice. We present a factorization scheme based on the foot structure of utterances and show that this efficient scheme results in a fairly small number of additional diphones that need to be recorded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages123-126
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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    Klabbers, E., Van Santen, J., & Wouters, J. (2002). Prosodic factors for predicting local pitch shape. In Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis (pp. 123-126). [1224387] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSS.2002.1224387