Development of an easy Japanese writing support system with text-to-speech function

Takeshi Nagano, Hafiyan Prafianto, Takashi Nose, Akinori Ito

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Abstract

Many foreigners visit and stay in Japan. Natural disasters such as earthquake, flood and volcano often occur in Japan. When a disaster occurs, the authority needs to give announcement to people including non-Japanese. Easy Japanese(EJ) is focused on conveying information to non-Japanese. EJ is a kind of Japanese designed to be easily understood by non-Japanese. We implemented an Easy Japanese writing support software “YANSIS” by Java. YANSIS runs any platform where Java runs. Under a disastrous condition, not only text information but also speech announcement is required. Thus we implemented a text-tospeech(TTS) function to YANSIS. To integrate the text-to-speech function with YANSIS, we implemented the Japanese TTS system Open JTalk with Java. In this paper, we describe our software YANSIS, and compare the quality of the synthesized speech by Open JTalk and our implemented TTS software.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing - Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, 2016
EditorsJeng-Shyang Pan, Pei-Wei Tsai, Hsiang-Cheh Huang
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages221-228
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319502113
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event12th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2016 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2016 Nov 212016 Nov 23

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume64
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Other

Other12th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2016
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period16/11/2116/11/23

Keywords

  • Easy Japanese
  • HMM
  • Java
  • Speech synthesis
  • Text-to-speech
  • YANSIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Nagano, T., Prafianto, H., Nose, T., & Ito, A. (2017). Development of an easy Japanese writing support system with text-to-speech function. In J-S. Pan, P-W. Tsai, & H-C. Huang (Eds.), Advances in Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing - Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, 2016 (pp. 221-228). (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies; Vol. 64). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50212-0_27