On the inter-syllable coarticulation effect of pitch modeling for mandarin speech

Chen Yu Chiang*, Yih-Ru Wang, Sin-Horng Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this paper, a new statistics-based pitch model for Mandarin speech is proposed. The model considers three major affecting factors on the syllable pitch contour, including lexical tone, prosodic state and inter-syllable coarticulation effect. The study emphasizes on the modeling of inter-syllable coarticulation effect. Interactive affections of neighboring tones and different inter-syllable coarticulation states are considered. Experimental results show that the model performed well even for connected pitch contours of several syllables. Automatic labeling of linguistically meaningful coarticulation states is an extra benefit. So it is a promising F0 model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3269-3272
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 Sep 20058 Sep 2005

Conference

Conference9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period4/09/058/09/05

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