ISCA Archive ML 2006
  ISCA Archive

Multilingual Language and Speech Processing

Center for Language and Speech Technology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
9-11 April 2006


SPICE - an interactive toolkit for rapid portability of speech processing systems to new languages
Tanja Schultz

Multidialectal acoustic modeling: a comparative study
Mónica Caballero, Asunción Moreno, Albino Nogueiras

Training acoustic models with speech data from different languages
Chen Liu, Lynette Melnar

Detection of non-native named entities using prosodic features for improved speech recognition and translation
Vivek Rangarajan, Shrikanth Narayanan

Language identification and multilingual speech recognition using discriminatively trained acoustic models
Thomas Niesler, Daniel Willett

Non-native pronunciation modeling in a command & control recognition task: a comparison between acoustic and lexical modeling
Judith Kessens

Extracting pronunciation rules for phonemic variants
Marelie Davel, Etienne Barnard

Language-dependent state clustering for multilingual speech recognition in Afrikaans, South African English, Xhosa and Zulu
Thomas Niesler

Crosslingual adaptation of semi-continuous HMMs using acoustic sub-simplex projection
Frank Diehl, Asunción Moreno, Enric Monte

Nguni and Sotho varieties of South African English - distant cousins or twins?
Febe de Wet, Thomas Niesler, Philippa Louw

Vowel data of early speech development in several languages
Louis C. W. Pols, Elena Lyakso, Jeannette M. van der Stelt, Ton G. Wempe, Krisztina Zajdó

A study of speech pauses for multilingual time-scaling applications
Mike Demol, Werner Verhelst, Piet Verhoeve

PELT: an English language tutorial system for Polish speakers
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk, Anna Bogacka, Dawid Pietrala, Mikolaj Wypych, Grzegorz Krynicki

Articulatory-acoustic-feature-based automatic language identification
Supphanat Kanokphara, Julie Carson-Berndsen

Problems and solutions in african tone language text-to-speech
Dafydd Gibbon, Eno-Abasi Urua, Moses Ekpenyong

Computational models of prosody in the Nguni languages
N. Govender, C. Kuun, V. Zimu, Etienne Barnard, Marelie Davel

Multilingual data configurable text-to-speech system for embedded devices
Kimmo Pärssinen, Marko Moberg

Investigating prosodic modifications for polyglot text-to-speech synthesis
Péter Olaszi, Tina Burrows, Kate Knill

Is intrinsic pitch language-dependent? - evidences from a cross-linguistic vowel pitch experiment (with additional screening of the listeners' DL for music and speech
Daniel Pape, Christine Mooshammer

Statistical modeling of pronunciation variation by hierarchical grouping rule inference
Mónica Caballero, Asunción Moreno

Is it possible to train a speech recognition system on text only?
Enrico Rubagotti

Character stream parsing of mixed-lingual text
Harald Romsdorfer, Beat Pfister

New approach to polyglot synthesis: how to speak any language with anyone²s voice
Javier Latorre, Koji Iwano, Sadaoki Furui

Mixed-mode multilinguality in TTS: the case of Canadian French
Laura Mayfield Tomokiyo, Carol Jay Sisson, Alan W. Black

Speaker clustering for multilingual synthesis
Alan W. Black, Tanja Schultz