Kazushi Ishihara

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Sound-imitation words, a sound-related subset of onomatopoeia, are important for computer-human interaction and automatic tagging of sound archives. The main problem of automatic recognition of sound-imitation word is that the literal representation of such words is dependent on listeners and influenced by a particular cultural history. Based on our(More)
This paper focuses on recognition of repeats in continuous environmental sounds. Environmental sounds, that are very informative in our daily lives, often repeat several times. Repeat recognition for environmental sounds is essential for compact representation of those sounds and for forecasting the future. In our method, input environmental sound signal is(More)
Environmental sounds are very helpful in understanding environmental situations and in telling the approach of danger, and sound-imitation words (sound-related onomatopoeia) are important expressions to inform such sounds in human communication, especially in Japanese language. In this paper, we design a method to recognize sound-imitation words (SIWs) for(More)
Onomatopoeia, or sound-imitation words (SIWs) are important in informing sound events in human-computer communication. One problem is listener-dependency in recognizing environmental sounds by means of SIWs, that is, different listener hears the same environmental sound as a different SIW even under the same condition. Therefore, the use of usual Japanese(More)
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