Analysis of english pronunciation of singing voices sung by Japanese speakers

Kazumichi Yoshida, Takashi Nose, Akinori Ito

研究成果: Conference contribution

1 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Singing songs is one of the most popular amusements in Japan. We sing many kinds of songs at occasions such as karaoke. However, it is difficult for most of Japanese native speakers to sing English songs because of difference of phone inventory of the two languages. Nowadays, there are numerous studies of CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) systems including the training of English pronunciation, however, there is no system that evaluates English pronunciation of the sung English. We are now investigating how to develop such a system by analyzing English singing voice and the result of subjective evaluation. In this paper, we show the result of the subjective evaluation as well as the analysis results. As a result, we found that not only the number of mispronunciations but also other factors affect the perceived goodness of English pronunciation. We also found that pronunciation scores of the singing voice by singers with singing experience were higher than that of spoken speech, which might mean that the experience of singing improves the skill of English singing.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings - 2014 10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2014
編集者Junzo Watada, Akinori Ito, Jeng-Shyang Pan, Han-Chieh Chao, Chien-Ming Chen
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ554-557
ページ数4
ISBN(電子版)9781479953905
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 12 24
イベント10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2014 - Kitakyushu, Japan
継続期間: 2014 8 272014 8 29

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings - 2014 10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2014

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2014
国/地域Japan
CityKitakyushu
Period14/8/2714/8/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 情報システム
  • 人工知能
  • 信号処理

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