Volume 8 Number 12 ( Dec. 2013)
Home > Archive > 2013 > Volume 8 Number 12 ( Dec. 2013) >
JSW 2013 Vol.8(12): 3222-3228 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.12.3222-3228

Active Learning for Prediction of Prosodic Word Boundaries in Chinese TTS Using Maximum Entropy Markov Model

Ziping Zhao1, 2, Xirong Ma2
1Key Laboratory of Trustworthy Computing, Shanghai, East China Normal University
2College of Computer and Information Engineering, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China

Abstract—For a Chinese speech synthesis system, hierarchical prosody structure generation is a key component. The prosodic word, which is the basic prosodic unit, plays an important role in the naturalness and intelligibility of Chinese Text-To-Speech system. However, obtaining human annotations of prosodic words to train a supervised system can be a laborious and costly effort. To overcome this, we explore active learning techniques with the goal to reduce the amount of human-annotated data needed to attain a given level of performance. In this paper Active Maximum Entropy Markov Model(AMEMM) is used to predict Chinese prosodic word boundaries in unrestricted Chinese text. Experiments show that for most of the cases considered, active selection strategies for labeling prosodic word boundaries are as good as or exceed the performance of random data selection.

Index Terms—Prosodic Word, Text-to-Speech System (TTS), Active Learning, Maximum Entropy Markov Model.


Cite: Ziping Zhao, Xirong Ma, "Active Learning for Prediction of Prosodic Word Boundaries in Chinese TTS Using Maximum Entropy Markov Model," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 3222-3228, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly (Since 2020)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
Abstracting/ Indexing: DBLP, EBSCO, Google Scholar, ProQuest, INSPEC(IET), ULRICH's Periodicals Directory, WorldCat, etc
E-mail: jsw@iap.org
  • Apr 26, 2021 News!

    Vol 14, No 4- Vol 14, No 12 has been indexed by IET-(Inspec)     [Click]

  • Jun 22, 2020 News!

    Papers published in JSW Vol 14, No 1- Vol 15 No 4 have been indexed by DBLP     [Click]

  • Sep 13, 2021 News!

    The papers published in Vol 16, No 6 have all received dois from Crossref    [Click]

  • Jan 28, 2021 News!

    [CFP] 2021 the annual meeting of JSW Editorial Board, ICCSM 2021, will be held in Rome, Italy, July 21-23, 2021   [Click]

  • Sep 13, 2021 News!

    Vol 16, No 6 has been published with online version     [Click]