Tone recognition for Chinese speech: A comparative study of Mandarin and Cantonese

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparative study on automatic continuous tone recognition for Mandarin and Cantonese. Compared with Mandarin, Cantonese has a much more complex tone system. The effects of F0 normalization on tone recognition of Mandarin and Cantonese will be studied. Furthermore, the two tone systems will be compared from an engineering point of view. Tone recognition accuracies of 71.50% and 83.06% have been obtained for Cantonese and Mandarin respectively. These results compare favorably with results reported for other tone recognition experiments on the same (for Cantonese) and similar databases (for Mandarin).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing - Proceedings
Pages233-236
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing - Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 15 Dec 200418 Dec 2004

Conference

Conference2004 International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong, China
Period15/12/0418/12/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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