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Speech corpus of Chinese discourse and the phonetic research
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Speech corpus of Chinese discourse (ASCCD) was setup and annotated on segmental and prosodic and syntactic tiers. Expand
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The phonetic labeling on read and spontaneous discourse corpora
Read and spontaneous discourses are two different but very significant speech styles to be investigated. So phonetic labeling on read and spontaneous discourse corpora are made one is ASCCD, a 10Expand
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Discourse prosody and its application to speech synthesis
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This paper reveals the correlations between discourse structure and acoustic parameters and presents a method of manipulating discourse prosody in relation to discourse structure to improve the naturalness of synthesis speech. Expand
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Sentence design for speech synthesis and speech recognition database by phonetic rules
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This paper describes the processing of 2465 sentences (or utterences) which are collected by phonetical rules from a big corpus--recent years' newspaper, "People's Daily" and etc., as materials of speech recognition and speech synthesis database. Expand
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An embedded English synthesis approach based on speech concatenation and smoothing
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An embedded English synthesis approach based on speech concatenation and smoothing is described. Expand
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Effect of Prosodic Structure on Segmental Variants
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We successfully applied automatic triphone segmentation to a large speech corpus with syllable segmentation and prosodic annotation for a corpus based TTS system. Expand
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Syntactic annotation under dependency scheme on Chinese spontaneous speech
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Syntactic or semantic annotation is an indispensable work for understanding the intention of the spoken discourses or dialogues. Expand
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Data pruning approach to unit selection for inventory generation of concatenative embeddable Chinese TTS systems
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In this paper, a data pruning approach is presented for building acoustic unit inventory for syllable-based concatenative embeddable Chinese TTS system. Expand
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