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    • Generating fundamental frequency contours for speech synthesis in Yorùbá 

      Van Niekerk, Daniël R.; Barnard, Etienne (International Speech Communication Association ( ISCA ), 2013)
      We present methods for modelling and synthesising fundamental frequency (F0) contours suitable for application in text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis of Yorùbá (an African tone language). These methods are discussed and compared ...
    • Part-of-speech effects on text-to-speech synthesis 

      Schlunz, Georg I.; Barnard, Etienne; van Huyssteen, Gerhard B. (Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Mechatronics International Conference, 2010)
      One of the goals of text-to-speech (TTS) systems is to produce natural-sounding synthesized speech. Towards this end various natural language processing (NLP) tasks are performed to model the prosodic aspects of the TTS ...
    • Syllabification for Afrikaans speech synthesis 

      Van Niekerk, Daniel R. (Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Mechatronics International Conference, 2016)
      This paper describes the continuing development of a pronunciation resource for speech synthesis of Afrikaans by augmenting an existing pronunciation dictionary to include syllable boundaries and stress. Furthermore, ...
    • A target Approximation Intonation Model for Yorùbá TTS 

      van Niekerk, Daniël R.; Barnard, Etienne (ISCA, 2014)
      A complete intonation model based on quantitative target approximation is described for Yorùbá text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis. This model is evaluated analytically and perceptually and compared to a fundamental frequency ...
    • A Target Approximation Intonation Model for Yorùbá TTS 

      Van Niekerk, Daniel R.; Barnard, Etienne (Interspeech 2014, 2014)
      A complete intonation model based on quantitative target approximation is described for Yor`ub´a text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis. This model is evaluated analytically and perceptually and compared to a fundamental frequency ...