Chung-Hsien Wu

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This paper presents an expressive voice conversion model (DeBi-HMM) as the post processing of a text-to-speech (TTS) system for expressive speech synthesis. DeBi-HMM is named for its duration-embedded characteristic of the two HMMs for modeling the source and target speech signals, respectively. Joint estimation of source and target HMMs is exploited for(More)
This study presents a novel approach to automatic emotion recognition from text. First, emotion generation rules (EGRs) are manually deduced from psychology to represent the conditions for generating emotion. Based on the EGRs, the emotional state of each sentence can be represented as a sequence of semantic labels (SLs) and attributes (ATTs); SLs are(More)
In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a systolic RSA cryptosystem based on a modified Montgomery's algorithm and the Chinese Remainder Theorem (CRT) technique. The CRT technique improves the throughput rate up to 4 times in the best case. The processing unit of the systolic array has 100% utilization because of the proposed block(More)
This study presents a novel approach to error diagnosis of Chinese sentences for Chinese as second language (CSL) learners. A penalized probabilistic First-Order Inductive Learning (pFOIL) algorithm is presented for error diagnosis of Chinese sentences. The pFOIL algorithm integrates inductive logic programming (ILP), First-Order Inductive Learning (FOIL),(More)
This work presents an approach to emotion recognition of affective speech based on multiple classifiers using acoustic-prosodic information (AP) and semantic labels (SLs). For AP-based recognition, acoustic and prosodic features including spectrum, formant, and pitch-related features are extracted from the detected emotional salient segments of the input(More)
This paper proposes a method for modeling and generating pitch in hidden Markov model (HMM)-based Mandarin speech synthesis by exploiting prosody hierarchy and dynamic pitch features. The prosodic structure of a sentence is represented by a prosody hierarchy, which is constructed from the predicted prosodic breaks using a supervised classification and(More)