Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Chinese Tone Modeling with Stem-ML

Chilin Shih, Greg P. Kochanski

Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA

This paper models tonal variations with Stem-ML tags. Surface tone shapes often deviate from their expected canonical shapes in natural sentences, presenting a challenging case to tone modeling. In this study we employed a subset of Stem-ML tags which incorporated information of lexical tones and linguistically motivated prosodic strength of the syllable. The tags successfully captured the "distorted" tone shapes and produced contextually appropriate surface variations.

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Bibliographic reference.  Shih, Chilin / Kochanski, Greg P. (2000): "Chinese tone modeling with stem-ML", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 67-70.