This paper describes the application of the Momel algorithm to a corpus of spontaneous speech in Standard (Beijing) Chinese. A selection of utterances by four speakers was analysed automatically and the resynthesised utterances were evaluated subjectively with two categories of errors: lexical tone errors and intonation errors. The target points determining the pitch contours of the synthetic utterances were then corrected manually in order to obtain a set of acceptable utterances for the entire corpus. An application attempting to optimise window- size for the Momel algorithm showed no overall improvement with respect to the manually corrected data. This annotated data will nevertheless constitute a useful yardstick for evaluating im- provements to the automatic algorithm which is expected to be far more robust than data annotated for languages with no lexical tone.
|Titolo:||Automatic analysis of the intonation of a tone language. Applying the Momel algorithm to spontaneous Standard Chinese (Beijing)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010-11-18|
|Parole chiave (inglese):||Chinese language (standard)|
Standard Chinese (Beijing). Speech corpus. Application of Momel algorithm
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|