Third ESCA/COCOSDA Workshop on Speech Synthesis
November 26-29, 1998
This paper describes the command-response model for F0 contour generation originally developed for the common Japanese, and demonstrates its capability of generating F0 contours of various other languages. It is shown that intonations of various languages are produced by language-specific patterns of input commands, while the response mechanisms are essentially identical in speakers of various languages, thus making the model especially useful for multilingual speech synthesis.
Bibliographic reference. Fujisaki, Hiroya / Ohno, Sumio / Wang, Changfu (1998): "A Command-Response Model for F0 Contour Generation in Multilingual Speech Synthesis", In SSW3-1998, 299-304.