14 March 2013 Automatic feature template generation for maximum entropy based intonational phrase break prediction
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Proceedings Volume 8768, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012); 87681H (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010767
Event: 2012 International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing, 2012, Singapore, Singapore
Abstract
The prediction of intonational phrase (IP) breaks is important for both the naturalness and intelligibility of Text-to- Speech (TTS) systems. In this paper, we propose a maximum entropy (ME) model to predict IP breaks from unrestricted text, and evaluate various keyword selection approaches in different domains. Furthermore, we design a hierarchical clustering algorithm for automatic generation of feature templates, which minimizes the need for human supervision during ME model training. Results of comparative experiments show that, for the task of IP break prediction, ME model obviously outperforms classification and regression tree (CART), log-likelihood ratio is the best scoring measure of keyword selection, compared with manual templates, templates automatically generated by our approach greatly improves the F-score of ME based IP break prediction, and significantly reduces the size of ME model.
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You Zhou, "Automatic feature template generation for maximum entropy based intonational phrase break prediction", Proc. SPIE 8768, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012), 87681H (14 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010767; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010767
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