Prosody control for speaking and singing styles

Chilin Shih, Greg Kochanski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

By proper control of prosody, text-To-speech systems already have the capability to imitate distinctive speaking styles. We show two examples where we can capture the critical features: The singing style of Dinah Shore and the speaking style of Martin Luther King Jr. The styles are described by Stem-ML tags (soft template mark-up language), which offers the flexibility needed to control accent shapes, phrasal pitch contours, and amplitude profiles, for speech as well as for singing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEUROSPEECH 2001 - SCANDINAVIA - 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
EditorsBorge Lindberg, Henrik Benner, Paul Dalsgaard, Zheng-Hua Tan
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages669-672
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)8790834100, 9788790834104
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - Scandinavia, EUROSPEECH 2001 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: Sep 3 2001Sep 7 2001

Publication series

NameEUROSPEECH 2001 - SCANDINAVIA - 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

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

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Prosody control for speaking and singing styles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this