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Presentation 2008-12-10 09:30
Segmentation of Spoken Language into unit of Utterance Fragment using Acoustics Features
Katsuyoshi Setoyama (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Hideki Kashioka, Nick Campbell (Nara Institute of Science and Technology/National Institute of I) NLC2008-35 SP2008-90
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) It is common for speech synthesis technology to process each sentence as one single and independent unit. However, in human speech production, it is perhaps unusual to process a long utterance as a single discrete unit, and typically a series of short utterance fragments is produced in such cases. Such a fragmentary short utterance is assumed to be a minimal discourse unit, and it is proposed here that similar chunks should be used as the basic units for speech synthesis in order to speed-up the calculation processing. In this paper, the acoustic features of such utterance fragments is modeled by HMM, and the paper reports on the result of an experimental the segmentation of a natural speech corpus into optimal units for processing as utterance fragments according to the the model. The ESP-C casual conversation speech corpus was used as material for the experiment.
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(in English) Utterance fragments / Dialogue Corpus / Spontaneous Speech Synthesis / Acoustics features / Speech Segmentation / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 338, SP2008-90, pp. 67-72, Dec. 2008.
Paper # SP2008-90 
Date of Issue 2008-12-02 (NLC, SP) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee SP NLC  
Conference Date 2008-12-09 - 2008-12-10 
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Place (in English) Waseda Univ. 
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Conference Code 2008-12-SP-NLC 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Segmentation of Spoken Language into unit of Utterance Fragment using Acoustics Features 
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Keyword(1) Utterance fragments  
Keyword(2) Dialogue Corpus  
Keyword(3) Spontaneous Speech Synthesis  
Keyword(4) Acoustics features  
Keyword(5) Speech Segmentation  
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1st Author's Name Katsuyoshi Setoyama  
1st Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
2nd Author's Name Hideki Kashioka  
2nd Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology/National Institute of Information and Communications Technology/Advanced Telecomunicati (Nara Institute of Science and Technology/National Institute of I)
3rd Author's Name Nick Campbell  
3rd Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology/National Institute of Information and Communications Technology/Advanced Telecomunicati (Nara Institute of Science and Technology/National Institute of I)
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Date Time 2008-12-10 09:30:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for SP 
Paper # IEICE-NLC2008-35,IEICE-SP2008-90 
Volume (vol) IEICE-108 
Number (no) no.337(NLC), no.338(SP) 
Page pp.67-72 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-NLC-2008-12-02,IEICE-SP-2008-12-02 


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