4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

A Functional Model for Generation of the Local Components of F0 Contours in Chinese

Jinfu Ni, Ren-Hua Wang, Deyu Xia

University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, AnHui, China

In this paper, a new functional model is introduced, which is designed to simulate the control mechanism for the generation of the local component of F0 contour. With the model two kinds of motor command are defined to control the model parameters to generate two basic rise-fall feature patterns, on the logarithmic scale of fundamental frequency the local component of a F0 contour is approximated by the algebra sum of these patterns. The experimental results in analyzing and synthesizing Chinese F0 contours indicate that the real F0 contours can always be approximated very closely by the model, and a close correlation exists between the model parameters and the structure of rise-fall pattern.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ni, Jinfu / Wang, Ren-Hua / Xia, Deyu (1996): "A functional model for generation of the local components of F0 contours in Chinese", In ICSLP-1996, 1644-1647.