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dc.contributor.author Van Niekerk, DR
dc.contributor.author Barnard, E
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-13T12:53:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-13T12:53:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.identifier.citation Van Niekerk, DR and Barnard, E. 2010. Intonation model for TTS in Sepedi. International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech), Makuhari, Japan, 26 - 30 September 2010, pp 4 en
dc.identifier.issn 1990-9772
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4661
dc.description International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech), Makuhari, Japan, 26 - 30 September 2010 en
dc.description.abstract The authors present an initial investigation into the acoustic realisation of tone in continuous utterances in Sepedi (a language in the Southern Bantu family). An analytic model for the generation of appropriate pitch contours given an utterance with linguistic tone specification is presented and evaluated. By comparing the model output to speech data from a small tone-marked corpus we conclude that the initial implementation presented here is capable of generating pitch contours exhibiting some realistic properties and identify a number of aspects that require further attention. Lastly, we present some initial perceptual results when integrating the proposed model into a Hidden Markov Model-based speech synthesis system. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher INTERSPEECH 2010 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Conference Paper en
dc.subject Speech synthesis en
dc.subject Tone languages en
dc.subject Sepedi en
dc.subject Speech communication en
dc.subject Interspeech 2010 en
dc.title Intonation model for TTS in Sepedi en
dc.type Presentation en


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