5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

The Maximum-Based Description of F0 Contours and its Application to English

Thomas Portele (1), Barbara Heuft (2)

(1) IKP, University of Bonn, Germany
(2) IKP, University of Bonn - now: Philips Speech Processing, Aachen, Germany

The maximum-based description is a linear and simple parametrization method of F0 contours. An F0 maximum is characterized by four parameters: its position, its height, its left and its right slope. An automatic parametrization algorithm was developed. A perceptual evaluation was carried out for German and for English. The perceptual equality between original and parametrized contours was confirmed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Portele, Thomas / Heuft, Barbara (1998): "The maximum-based description of F0 contours and its application to English", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0526.