Hiroya Hashimoto

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Generation process model of fundamental frequency contours is ideal to represent global features of prosody. It is a command response model, where the commands have clear relations with linguistic and para/non linguistic information conveyed by the utterance. Therefore, by handling fundamental frequency contours in the framework of the generation process(More)
This paper introduces the first online and free framework for teaching and learning Japanese prosody including word accent and phrase intonation. This framework is called OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary) [1] and it provides three functions. 1) Visual, auditory, systematic, and comprehensive illustration of patterns of accent change (accent sandhi)(More)
Generation process model of fundamental frequency (F<sub>0</sub>) contours is known to represent global movements of F<sub>0</sub>'s keeping a clear relation with linguistic information of utterances. While HMM-based speech synthesis can generate a good quality of speech, problems, which arise from frame-by-frame processing, are pointed out. These problems(More)
Through tight collaboration with teachers of Japanese, an online accent dictionary and a reading tutor are developed to support teaching and learning of Japanese prosody. In this development, techniques of natural language processing and spoken language processing are effectively applied. What makes teaching and learning of Japanese accent difficult is the(More)
We developed the very first online and free framework for teaching and learning Japanese prosody including word accent and phrase intonation. This framework is called OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary) [1], which provides three functions. Subjective assessment by teachers shows very high peda-gogical effectiveness of the framework. 1. The three(More)