Acoustical F 0 Analysis of Continuous Cantonese Speech

  title={Acoustical F 0 Analysis of Continuous Cantonese Speech},
  author={LI Yujia and Tan Lee and Zhiliang Hong},
This paper presents a preliminary study on acoustical analysis of fundamental frequency (F0) in continuous Cantonese speech. By understanding how the surface F0 contour is determined by many co-functioning and inter-playing linguistic or non-linguistic factors, our ultimate goal is to facilitate automatic F0 prediction for highly natural text-to-speech synthesis. A novel method of F0 normalization is proposed to effectively reduce the undesirable fluctuation of the speaker’s F0 range… CONTINUE READING