Xia Wang

Also published as: X. S. Wang


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Statistical Analysis on Large Scale Chinese Short Message Corpus and Automatic Short Message Error Correction
Rile Hu | Yuezhong Tang | Chen Li | Xia Wang
Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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NOKIA Research Center Beijing Chinese Word Segmentation System for the SIGHAN Bakeoff 2007
Jiang Li | Rile Hu | Guohua Zhang | Yuezhong Tang | Zhanjiang Song | Xia Wang
Proceedings of the Sixth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing


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TC-STAR:Specifications of Language Resources and Evaluation for Speech Synthesis
A. Bonafonte | H. Höge | I. Kiss | A. Moreno | U. Ziegenhain | H. van den Heuvel | H.-U. Hain | X. S. Wang | M. N. Garcia
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

In the framework of the EU funded project TC-STAR (Technology and Corpora for Speech to Speech Translation),research on TTS aims on providing a synthesized voice sounding like the source speaker speaking the target language. To progress in this direction, research is focused on naturalness, intelligibility, expressivity and voice conversion both, in the TC-STAR framework. For this purpose, specifications on large, high quality TTS databases have been developed and the data have been recorded for UK English, Spanish and Mandarin. The development of speech technology in TC-STAR is evaluation driven. Assessment of speech synthesis is needed to determine how well a system or technique performs in comparison to previous versions as well as other approaches (systems & methods). Apart from testing the whole system, all components of the system will be evaluated separately. This approach grants better assesment of each component as well as identification of the best techniques in the different speech synthesisprocesses.This paper describes the specifications of Language Resources for speech synthesis and the specifications for evaluation of speech synthesis activities.