A study on the effect of speech rate on perception of spoken easy Japanese using speech synthesis

Hafiyan Prafianto, Takashi Nose, Yuya Chiba, Akinori Ito, Kazuyuki Sato

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Abstract

'Easy Japanese' is a controlled natural language, which is designed to convey information correctly in Japanese language to people of various nationalities. In this research, we used synthesized speech with various speech rates to investigate how the speech rate correlates with the perception of Easy Japanese for non-native speakers of Japanese. As a result, we found that the speech rates of 320 and 360 mora per minute are perceived to be close to the ideal speech rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICALIP 2014 - 2014 International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, Proceedings
EditorsWanggen Wan, Fa-Long Luo, Xiaoqing Yu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages476-479
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479939022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 13
Event4th International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, ICALIP 2014 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 9

Publication series

NameICALIP 2014 - 2014 International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, Proceedings

Other

Other4th International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, ICALIP 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period14/7/714/7/9

Keywords

  • Easy Japanese
  • speech perception
  • speech rate
  • speech synthesis
  • spoken language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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