Dang-Khoa Mac

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Attitudes or social affects are strongly implied in interaction processing, and specifically to socio-cultural aspects of language. This paper presents the modeling of attitude to apply in expressive speech synthesis in Vietnamese, an under-resourced tonal language. A prosodic model for Vietnamese attitude is proposed based on the concept of “rendez-vous”(More)
This paper presents the building and a first evaluation of a tones balanced Audio-Visual corpus of social affect in Vietnamese language. This under-resourced tonal language has specific glottalization and co-articulation phenomena, for which interactions with attitudes prosody are a very interesting issue. A well-controlled recording methodology was(More)
Social affective expression is a main part of face-to-face interaction and it is highly linked to the language through the culture. This paper presents a study on Audio-Visual prosodic attitudes in Vietnamese, an under-resourced tonal language. Based on an audio-visual corpus of 16 attitudes, perception experiments were carried out with Vietnamese and(More)
Prosodic attitudes (social affects) are highly linked to the language through the culture, and are a main part of face to face interaction. Therefore, for description and modeling, as well as for applications like translation, language learning or synthesis, a cross-cultural approach is relevant. This paper presents a cross-perception of Audio-Visual(More)
The diacritic marks exist in many languages such as French, German, Slovak, Vietnamese, etc. However for some reasons, sometime they are omitted in writing. This phenomenon may lead to the ambiguity for reader when reading a non-diacritic text. The automatic diacritic restoration problem has been proposed and resolved in several languages using the(More)
A salient aspect of the tone system of Hanoi Vietnamese is its use of phonation-type characteristics. This pilot study investigates intonational variation in the realization of two tones: tone 3 (ngã), a rising tone with a strong glottalization in its first half, and tone 6 (nặng), which starts on a middle pitch and usually falls dramatically because of a(More)
Attitudes or social affects are strongly implied in interaction processing, and specifically to socio-cultural aspects of language. In face-to-face interaction, social affects are expressed through global patterns of prosody. This paper presents a cross-perceptual study of social affects in Vietnamese, a tonal language. Sixteen Vietnamese attitudes with(More)
Attitudinal information in a spoken utterance can be lexically encoded; it can also be conveyed by intonation, including modification of voice quality. This study aims to investigate how speaker attitude affects the realization of glottalized tones in Vietnamese. A specific recording setup was designed; a corpus containing attitudinal sentencefinal(More)
In this paper, a complete indoor navigation assistance system for visually impaired people is introduced. Different multimedia technologies are integrated in a single system in order to provide a precise, safe and friendly navigation service. First, the environment is modeled and represented. After that, the user location is determined by combining Wi-Fi(More)
Prosodic attitudes, or social affects, are main part of face-to-face interaction and linked to the language through the culture. This paper presents a study on prosodic attitudes in Vietnamese, a tonal language. Perception experiments on 16 Vietnamese attitudes were carried out with Vietnamese and French participants. The results revealed perception(More)