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Control of prosodic focus in corpus-based generation of fundamental frequency contours of Japanese based on the generation process model
A total corpus-based process of generating prosodic features from text is developed, and a method was developed for generating sentence F<inf>0</inf> contours, when a focus is placed in one of the “bunsetsu” of an utterance.
Quantification of speech and synchrony in the conversation of adults with autism spectrum disorder
The findings suggest that considering variance of speech features, interaction and synchrony with conversation partner are critical to characterize atypical features in the conversation of people with ASD.
Multi-Talker Speech Recognition Based on Blind Source Separation with ad hoc Microphone Array Using Smartphones and Cloud Storage
By experimental evaluation of the multi-talker speech recognition system using Julius, it is confirmed that it effectively reduces the speech overlap and improves the speech recognition performance.
Effect of a novel nasal oxytocin spray with enhanced bioavailability on autism: a randomized trial.
The efficacy of TTA-121 shown in the current exploratory study should be verified in a future large-scale, parallel-group trial, as a novel intranasal spray of oxytocin with enhanced bioavailability enabled us to test a wide range of multiple doses, revealing an inverted U-shape dose-response curve.
Corpus-based generation of prosodic features from text based on generation process model
A total scheme of generating prosodic features from a text input was constructed by adding constraints on the accent command timings as a post processing, and a better quality was realized when speech was synthesized using Prosodic features generated by the method.
Adaptation of Prosody in Speech Synthesis by Changing Command Values of the Generation Process Model of Fundamental Frequency
A method was developed to adapt prosody to a new speaker/style in speech synthesis using HMM-based speech synthesis system, where prosody was controlled by the method and listening experiments showed the validity of the method.
Automatic Evaluation of Soft Articulatory Contact for Stuttering Treatment
We describe a new method for the automatic discrimination and evaluation of phonation beginning with a consonant with soft articulatory contact, which is used in the treatment of stuttering, and…
Control of prosodic focus in corpus-based generation of fundamental frequency based on the generation process model
A method was developed for generating sentence F0 contours, when a focus is placed in one of bunsetsu of an utterance, and applies them to the F0 model commands predicted beforehand by the baseline method.
Respiratory Control, Pauses, and Tonal Control in L1’s and L2’s Text Reading – A Pilot Study on Swedish and Japanese –
This paper reports the results of a pilot study, which examines the respiratory control exerted by chest and abdominal-muscles during the reading of a long text in the mother tongue (L1) and a…
Realization of Prosodic Focuses in Corpus-based Generation of Fundamental Frequency Contours of Japanese Based on the Generation Process Model
A method was developed for generating sentence F0 contours of Japanese, when a focus is placed in one of the “bunsetsu” of an utterance. It controls F0 based on the F0 model; not frame-byframe F0…