Tsubasa Shinozaki

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This paper proposes a Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) system that teaches students how to write Japanese characters. The most important feature of the system is the usage of synthesized speech to interact with users. The CAI system has a video display tablet interface. A user traces a pattern of a character using the tablet pen, and simultaneously his(More)
To improve the performance of call-reason analysis at contact centers, we introduce a novel method to extract call-reason segments from dialogs. It is based on the following two characteristics of contact center conversations; 1) customers state their requests at the beginning of the calls, 2) agents tend to use typical phrases at the end of the call-reason(More)
We have been developing a series of Sesign (speech design tools), TTS systems with the special function of manipulating prosodic parameters via a GUI (Graphical User Interface). All are intended to help the user create speech messages in a trial-and-error manner. This paper reports the following three advances in Sesign. (1) To extend the scope of Sesign,(More)
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