ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Chinese tone modeling with stem-ML

Chilin Shih, Greg P. Kochanski

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.

Cite as: Shih, C., Kochanski, G.P. (2000) Chinese tone modeling with stem-ML. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 2, 67-70

  author={Chilin Shih and Greg P. Kochanski},
  title={{Chinese tone modeling with stem-ML}},
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 2, 67-70}