ISCA Archive NOLISP 2007
ISCA Archive NOLISP 2007

Tone recognition in Mandarin spontaneous speech

Zhaojie Liu, Pengyuan Zhang, Jian Shao, Qingwei Zhao, Yonghong Yan (1) Ji Feng

This paper reports our study on tone recognition in Mandarin spontaneous speech, which is characterized by complicated tone behaviors. Real-Context is proposed as a new concept used in the tone modeling. First, the(1)ata, which may bring negative influences to the tone model, are removed from the training data by an iterative method. Then we cluster the reduced training data into a few subsets to generate a more refined tone model. Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) is used for the tone modeling. All experiments are based on the spontaneous speech database, Train04. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the methods.

Cite as: Liu, Z., Zhang, P., Shao, J., Zhao, Q., Feng, Y.Y.J. (2007) Tone recognition in Mandarin spontaneous speech. Proc. ITRW on Nonlinear Speech Processing (NOLISP 2007), 100-103

  author={Zhaojie Liu and Pengyuan Zhang and Jian Shao and Qingwei Zhao and Yonghong Yan (1) Ji Feng},
  title={{Tone recognition in Mandarin spontaneous speech}},
  booktitle={Proc. ITRW on Nonlinear Speech Processing (NOLISP 2007)},