Automated modelling of Chinese intonation in continuous speech.

Greg Kochanski, Chilin Shih

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Abstract

We built and trained a model of intonation in continuous Mandarin speech based on the Stem-ML model of interacting accents. With this model, we found that we can accurately reproduce the intonation of the speaker using only one accent template for each lexical tone category. The resulting parameters are interpretable, and we find that the fitted model is consistent with linguistic expectations. Stem-ML is a phenomenological model of the muscle dynamics and planning process that controls the tension of the vocal folds. It describes the interactions between nearby tones or accents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEUROSPEECH 2001 - SCANDINAVIA - 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages911-914
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)8790834100, 9788790834104
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - Scandinavia, EUROSPEECH 2001 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: Sep 3 2001Sep 7 2001

Other

Other7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - Scandinavia, EUROSPEECH 2001
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period9/3/019/7/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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