Speaker and language independent voice quality classification applied to unlabelled corpora of expressive speech

@article{Kane2013SpeakerAL,
  title={Speaker and language independent voice quality classification applied to unlabelled corpora of expressive speech},
  author={John Kane and Stefan Scherer and Matthew P. Aylett and Louis-Philippe Morency and Christer Gobl},
  journal={2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing},
  year={2013},
  pages={7982-7986}
}
Voice quality plays a pivotal role in speech style variation. Therefore, control and analysis of voice quality is critical for many areas of speech technology. Until now, most work has focused on small purpose built corpora. In this paper we apply state-of-the-art voice quality analysis to large speech corpora built for expressive speech synthesis. A fuzzy-input fuzzy-output support vector machine classifier is trained and validated using features extracted from these corpora. We then apply… CONTINUE READING
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