ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

On the inter-syllable coarticulation effect of pitch modeling for Mandarin speech

Chen-Yu Chiang, Yih-Ru Wang, Sin-Horng Chen

In this paper, a new statistics-based pitch model for Mandarin speech is proposed. The model considers three major affecting factors on the syllable pitch contour, including lexical tone, prosodic state and inter-syllable coarticulation effect. The study emphasizes on the modeling of inter-syllable coarticulation effect. Interactive affections of neighboring tones and different inter-syllable coarticulation states are considered. Experimental results show that the model performed well even for connected pitch contours of several syllables. Automatic labeling of linguistically meaningful coarticulation states is an extra benefit. So it is a promising F0 model.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-569

Cite as: Chiang, C.-Y., Wang, Y.-R., Chen, S.-H. (2005) On the inter-syllable coarticulation effect of pitch modeling for Mandarin speech. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 3269-3272, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-569

@inproceedings{chiang05b_interspeech,
  author={Chen-Yu Chiang and Yih-Ru Wang and Sin-Horng Chen},
  title={{On the inter-syllable coarticulation effect of pitch modeling for Mandarin speech}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={3269--3272},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-569}
}