Yishuang Ning

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Emphasis plays an important role in expressive speech synthesis in highlighting the focus of an utterance to draw the attention of the listener. As there are only a few emphasized words in a sentence, the problem of the data limitation is one of the most important problems for emphatic speech synthesis. In this paper, we analyze contrastive (neutral versus(More)
—With the rapid development of wireless communication technology and the proliferation of mobile devices, mobile applications are more and more widely used. Depending on the characteristics that the existing mobile applications need long development cycles depending on a variety of mobile devices, this paper puts forward an HTML5-based mobile middleware on(More)
This paper investigates the incorporation of hidden Markov model (HMM) based emphatic speech synthesis for audio exaggeration into an audiovisual speech synthesis framework for the corrective feedback in computer-aided pronunciation training (CAPT). To improve the voice quality of the synthetic emphatic speech, this paper proposes a new method for HMM(More)
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