Predicting utterance pitch targets in Yorùbá for tone realisation in speech synthesis

Abstract

Pitch is a fundamental acoustic feature of speech and as such needs to be determined during the process of speech synthesis. While a range of communicative functions are attributed to pitch variation in speech of all languages, it plays a vital role in distinguishing meaning of lexical items in tone languages. As a number of factors are assumed to affect… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.specom.2013.01.009

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