|PROSODIC MODELING FOR ISOLATED MANDARIN WORDS AND ITS APPLICATION
Institute of Communications Engineering
|Prosody modeling;inter-syllable coarticulation effect;Mandarin word prosody pronunciation
|In this paper, a new approach to syllable-based modeling of F0 contour, duration and energy for isolated Mandarin words is proposed. The syllable F0 contour model considers three major affecting factors, including lexical tone, syllable position in a word and inter-syllable coarticulation effect; while both the duration and energy models additionally consider one more affecting factor of base syllable type. Experimental results on a large single-speaker database showed that the method performed very well. Based on the prosodic model, a teaming system for Mandarin word prosody pronunciation is designed and implemented for nonnative speakers.
|2008 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHINESE SPOKEN LANGUAGE PROCESSING, PROCEEDINGS
|Appears in Collections: