Yuang-Chin Chiang

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A singing transcription system which transcribes human singing voice to musical notes is described in this paper. The fact that human singing rarely follows standard musical scale makes it a challenge to implement such a system. This system utilizes some new methods to deal with the issue of imprecise musical scale of input voice of a human singer, such as(More)
We propose an integrated approach to do automatic speech recognition on code-switching utterances, where speakers switch back and forth between at least 2 languages. This one-pass framework avoids the degradation of accuracy due to the imperfectly intermediate decisions of language detection and language identification. It is based on a three-layer(More)
A large vocabulary Taiwanese (Min-nan) speech recognition system is described in this paper. Due to the severe multiple pronunciation phenomenon in Taiwanese partly caused by tone sandhi, a statistical pronunciation modeling technique based on tonal features is used. This system is speaker independent. It was trained by a bilingual Mandarin/Taiwanese speech(More)
In this paper, a new approach is proposed for recognizing speech of mutually unintelligible spoken Chinese regionalects based on a unified three-layer framework and a one-stage searching strategy. This framework includes (1) a unified acoustic model for all the considered regionalects; (2) a multiple pronunciation lexicon constructed by both a rule-based(More)
The Formosa speech database (ForSDat) is a multilingual speech corpus collected at Chang Gung University and sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan. It is expected that a multilingual speech corpus will be collected, covering the three most frequently used languages in Taiwan: Taiwanese (Min-nan), Hakka, and Mandarin. This 3-year project has(More)
In this paper, we describe the first Mandarin/Taiwanese (Min-nan) bilingual , continuous speech recognition system for large vocabulary or vocabulary-independent applications. A phonetic transcription system called Tong-yong Phonetic Alphabet (TYPA) is described and used to transcribe the bilingual Mandarin/Taiwanese lexicons. The Right-Context-Dependent(More)
The paper describes a Taiwanese Text-to-speech (TTS) system for Taiwanese language learning by using Taiwanese / Mandarin bilingual lexicon information. The TTS system is organized as three functional modules, which contain a text analysis module, a prosody module, and waveform synthesis modules. And then we set an experiment to evaluate the text analysis(More)
In this paper, a bilingual large vocaburary speech recognition experiment based on the idea of modeling pronunciation variations is described. The two languages under study are Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese (Min-nan). These two languages are basically mutually unintelligible, and they have many words with the same Chinese characters and the same meanings,(More)