5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Automated Quantitative Analysis Of F0 Contours of Utterances from a German ToBI-Labeled Speech Database

Hansjörg Mixdorff (1), Hiroya Fujisaki (2)

(1) Technical University Dresden, Germany
(2) Science University of Tokyo, Japan

The present paper proposes a method for automating the analysis of F0 contours using the Fujisaki-model on ToBI-labeled speech data. ToBI-labels are used to preselect the number of necessary phrase and accent commands and align the onsets and o sets ofthese commands with the segments of the utterance. Local optimization is then performed with special regard to `reliable' portions of the F0 contour, for instance, the syllable nuclei. Analysis results are used for formulating quantitative F0 control rules for speech synthesis.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mixdorff, Hansjörg / Fujisaki, Hiroya (1997): "Automated quantitative analysis of F0 contours of utterances from a German ToBI-labeled speech database", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 187-190.