The Statistical Phrase/Accent Model for Intonation Modeling


Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli
Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli
Gopala is a PhD student in the LTI, CMU and INESC-ID Lisboa, IST. He is advised by Dr. Alan W Black and Dr. Luis Oliveira. He is currently at INESC-ID. He is interested broadly in everything to do with language, but specifically works on building models and transformation approaches for prosody in Speech synthesis. He is working in the PT-Star project aiming to do Speech-to-Speech machine translation of video lectures.
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  • 14:30, Wednesday, June 8th, 2010
  • Room 336



In this talk I will describe the newly developed statistical phrase accent model for generation of natural and expressive intonation contours in speech synthesis. I will briefly mention the conventional approaches and drawbacks of existing intonation models for speech synthesis. I will introduce the proposed statistical model, an associated training algorithm and performance on some tasks.

This is joint work with Dr. Alan Black and Dr. Luis Oliveira.

Note: This seminar will be held in English.