5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Analysis and Modeling of Fundamental Frequency Contours of Greek Utterances

Hiroya Fujisaki, Sumio Ohno, Takashi Yagi

Department of Applied Electronics, Science University of Tokyo, Yamazaki, Noda, Japan

A quantitative model for the process of 0 contour generation, originally developed for Japanese by Fujisaki and his co-workers, has already been shown to be valid for several other languages. The present study aims at testing its applicability to 0 contours of Greek utterances. Analysis of 0 contours of 200 utterances by two native speakers of Greek, produced by reading texts of narrations and conversations, has shown that the model is essentially valid, and suggests the model's usefulness for Text-to-Speech synthesis of Greek.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fujisaki, Hiroya / Ohno, Sumio / Yagi, Takashi (1997): "Analysis and modeling of fundamental frequency contours of Greek utterances", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 465-468.