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Technical Committee on Speech (SP) [schedule] [select]
Chair Takao Kobayashi (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
Vice Chair Kazunori Mano (Shibaura Inst. of Tech.)
Secretary Yoshiaki Ito (Iwate Pref. Univ.), Akinobu Lee (Nagoya Inst. of Tech.)
Assistant Takaaki Hori (NTT), Tatsuya Kitamura (Konan Univ.)

Conference Date Thu, Oct 23, 2008 13:00 - 18:00
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 09:00 - 12:15
Topics Speech Sysnthesis, Speech Production, Prosody, etc. 
Conference Place Kurokami South Campus, Kumamoto University 
Address 2-39-1, Kurokami, Kumamoto-shi, 860-8555, Japan.
Transportation Guide
Koichi Ogata
Sponsors This conference is co-sponsored by the Acoustical Society of Japan and IEEE SP Society Japan Chapter.
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Thu, Oct 23 AM 
13:00 - 18:00
(1) 13:00-13:30 Glottal flow analysis based on boundary-layer approximation
-- A comparison between one- and two-dimensional cases --
Tokihiko Kaburagi (Kyushu Univ.), Yosuke Tanabe (Hitachi)
(2) 13:30-14:00 Speech Synthesis Using a Constrained Acoustic Tube Model SP2008-57 Hayato Kinoshita, Jun Toyama (Hokkaido Univ.)
(3) 14:00-14:30 Speech synthesis based on a transmission line model
-- Development of an adjustment function for phoneme duration --
Mamio Hokazono, Kohichi Ogata (Kumamoto Univ.)
(4) 14:30-15:00 Development of Three Dimensional Vocal Tract Mechanism for Anthropomorphic Talking Robot aimed to improve Resonance SP2008-59 Kotaro Fukui, Yuma Ishikawa, Keisuke Ohno, Nana Sakakibara, Atsuo Takanishi, Masaaki Honda (Waseda Univ.)
  15:00-15:15 Break ( 15 min. )
(5) 15:15-16:15 [Invited Talk]
Speech Prosody in Spoken Language Processing SP2008-60
Keikichi Hirose (The Univ. of Tokyo)
  16:15-16:30 Break ( 15 min. )
(6) 16:30-17:00 Automatic estimation of the accent type for spoken sentences based on CRF and a stochastic F0 model SP2008-61 Kazuhiro Suzuki, Asami Yamamoto, Kook Cho, Yoichi Yamashita (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
(7) 17:00-17:30 Model-based duration analysis on English natives and Thai learners SP2008-62 Chatchawarn Hansakunbuntheung (Waseda Univ.), Hiroaki Kato (ATR), Yoshinori Sagisaka (Waseda Univ.)
(8) 17:30-18:00 An MRHSMM-based voice quality control technique for synthetic speech using speaker adaptation from average voice model SP2008-63 Makoto Tachibana, Akifumi Kouno, Takashi Nose, Takao Kobayashi (Tokyo Tech)
Fri, Oct 24 AM 
09:00 - 12:15
(9) 09:00-09:30 Selection of adjective phrases for characterizing elderly speech SP2008-64 Takeshi Miyazaki, Mitsunori Mizumachi, Katsuyuki Niyada (KIT)
(10) 09:30-10:00 Phonetics Research for Language of Nepal
-- Nepali --
Adhikari Madhusudan (Kagoshima Univ.)
(11) 10:00-10:30 The phonetics research for Language of Pakistan
-- Urdu --
Ur Rehman Anis (Kagoshima Univ.)
  10:30-10:45 Break ( 15 min. )
(12) 10:45-11:15 A real-time engine estimating speech feature vector for development of speech application systems SP2008-67 Yuichi Ueda, Tadashi Sakata, Akira Watanabe (Kumamoto Univ.), Naomitu Ikeda (Yatsushiro NCT.)
(13) 11:15-11:45 Fitting method on pitch and speech rate for a compound hearing aid processing SP2008-68 Dan Zhang, Tadashi Sakata, Yuichi Ueda (Kumamoto Univ.)
(14) 11:45-12:15 Analysis and application of distance matrix between the input speech and the standard patarn SP2008-69 Hiroyuki Nishi, Yoshimasa Kimura, Nguyen Van Don (Sojo Univ.)

Contact Address and Latest Schedule Information
SP Technical Committee on Speech (SP)   [Latest Schedule]
Contact Address Tatsuya Kitamura (Konan University)
Tel:078-435-2535, FAX:078-435-2540
E-:t-kitamu [at] 

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