Presentation 2003/12/12
Introduction of the Project on "Prosody and Speech Processing," Scientific Research of Priority Areas
Keikichi HIROSE,
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Abstract(in English) As the feature unique for spoken language, not directly observable in written language, prosody plays a major role in transmitting linguistic information. Its role is even more for para-and non-linguistic information, such as intention, attitude, and emotion in human communication. In spite of their importance in human conversation, from engineering viewpoint, research focuses are mainly placed on segmental features rater than on prosodic features. Further development of spoken language processing requires prosody research works based on a clear formulization of prosody From this point of view, with the aim of promoting prosody research works uniting from fundamentals to applications and thus contributing to the development of spoken language processing, a Scientific Research of Priority Areas has been started from October 2000 with the financial support from the Ministry Science, Culture, Sports, and Education, Japanese government. After 4 years of intense research works by 8 planned-research groups, 1 for administration and 7 for research works, a number of outstanding results have been accomplished on prosody modeling, analysis of multiplicity of prosodic features, development of prosodic corpus, improvement of speech synthesis and recognition technologies from the viewpoint of prosody, development of spoken dialogue systems with a focus on prosody, and improvement of medical welfare. Although fiscal year of 2003 is the last year of the project, tide of prosody research will continue after the termination of the project and it will largely contribute to the realization of "truly usable devices" for man-machine communication through spoken language.
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Keyword(in English) Prosody / Spoken Language Processing / Modeling / Synthesis / Recognition / Dialogue systems / Medical Welfare / Research Project
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Title (in English) Introduction of the Project on "Prosody and Speech Processing," Scientific Research of Priority Areas
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Keyword(1) Prosody
Keyword(2) Spoken Language Processing
Keyword(3) Modeling
Keyword(4) Synthesis
Keyword(5) Recognition
Keyword(6) Dialogue systems
Keyword(7) Medical Welfare
Keyword(8) Research Project
1st Author's Name Keikichi HIROSE
1st Author's Affiliation Department of Frontier Informatics, School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo()
Date 2003/12/12
Paper # NLC2003-100
Volume (vol) vol.103
Number (no) 518
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#Pages 4
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