Intonation modeling of Mandarin Chinese using a superpositional approach

  title={Intonation modeling of Mandarin Chinese using a superpositional approach},
  author={Pablo Daniel Ag{\"u}ero and Antonio Bonafonte and Lu Yu and Juan Carlos Tulli},
The intonation model is an important component in text-tospeech systems to obtain natural and expressive speech synthesis. In this paper we propose a superpositional model for Mandarin Chinese. The intonation model is composed of the syllable and the phrase component. The parameters of the model are estimated using JEMA, a training approach with many advantages related to robustness and precision. Parameter estimation and model training are combined into a loop to progressively refine both the… CONTINUE READING
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