ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Japanese intonation synthesis using superposition and linear alignment models

Jennifer J. Venditti, Jan P. H. van Santen

This paper outlines a new approach to Tokyo Japanese intonation synthesis, in which the F0 contour of an utterance is generated using the superposition of multi-level phrase curves and lexical accent curves, coupled with linear alignment models which determine the precise alignment of the curves with the segmental material. We first discuss the construction of a phrase curve used to model the prosodic domain termed the 'UA-group' (defined below), and describe the alignment of this curve with the syllabic structure of the utterance. Then, we describe a separate accent curve, carrying independent prominence specification, which is added to this UA-curve in the case of accented phrases. The alignment of the accent curve with the segments is determined by linear alignment models.


Cite as: Venditti, J.J., Santen, J.P.H.v. (2000) Japanese intonation synthesis using superposition and linear alignment models. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 1, 605-608

@inproceedings{venditti00_icslp,
  author={Jennifer J. Venditti and Jan P. H. van Santen},
  title={{Japanese intonation synthesis using superposition and linear alignment models}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 1, 605-608}
}