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    • Predicting utterance pitch targets in Yoruba for tone realisation in speech synthesis 

      Van Niekerk, Daniel R.; Barnard, Etienne (Elsevier, 2014)
      Pitch is a fundamental acoustic feature of speech and as such needs to be determined during the process of speech synthesis. While a range of communicative functions are attributed to pitch variation in speech of all ...
    • Tone realisation in a Yorùbá corpus 

      Van Niekerk, Daniel R.; Barnard, Etienne (Workshop Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced Languages (SLTU), 2012)
      We investigate the acoustic realisation of tone in short continuous utterances in Yor`ub´a. Fundamental frequency (F0) contours are extracted for automatically aligned syllables from a speech corpus of 33 speakers ...