9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Cross-Dialect Irish Prosody: Linguistic Constraints on Fujisaki Modelling

Maria O'Reilly, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Christer Gobl

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

We describe here our approach to quantifying cross-dialect differences in Irish Gaelic, using the Fujisaki model. The basic principle is that the way in which the modelling is carried out respects a parallel linguistic (AM) analysis. The aims are: (1) to ensure that our modelling strategies permit a reliable cross-dialect comparison, (2) that the model-derived measurements can be related to meaningful linguistic dimensions and (3) that the analysis forms the basis for multi-dialect synthesis.

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Bibliographic reference.  O'Reilly, Maria / Chasaide, Ailbhe Ní / Gobl, Christer (2008): "Cross-dialect Irish prosody: linguistic constraints on Fujisaki modelling", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 886-889.