Cassia Valentini-Botinhao

2016

C. Valentini-Botinhao, Wang, X., Takaki, S., and Yamagishi, J.,"Investigating RNN-based speech enhancement methods for noise-robust Text-to-Speech" , in Proc. Speech Synthesis Workshop, Sunnyvale, US, 2016.
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C. Valentini-Botinhao, Wang, X., Takaki, S., and Yamagishi, J.,"Speech Enhancement for a Noise-Robust Text-to-Speech Synthesis System using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks", in Proc. Interspeech, San Fransisco, US, 2016.
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F. Espic, C. Valentini-Botinhao, Z. Wu and S. King, "Waveform generation based on signal reshaping for statistical parametric speech synthesis", In Proc. Interspeech. San Fransisco, US, Sept. 2016.

R. Dall, S. Brognaux, K. Richmond, C. Valentini-Botinhao, G. Eje Henter, J. Hirschberg, J. Yamagishi and S. King, "Testing the consistency assumption: Pronunciation variant forced alignment in read and spontaneous speech synthesis." in Proc. of ICASSP, 2016.

Y. Tang, M. Cooke, and C. Valentini-Botinhao, "Evaluating the predictions of objective intelligibility metrics for modified and synthetic speech." Computer Speech & Language, 35, p.73-92, 2016.

2015

A. Stan, C. Valentini-Botinhao, M. Giurgiu, S. King, "Phonetic Segmentation of Speech using STEP and t-SNE." In Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Bucuresti, Romania, 2015.

C. Valentini-Botinhao, M. Toman, M. Pucher, D. Schabus and J. Yamagishi. "Intelligibility of time-compressed synthetic speech: compression method and speaking style", Speech Communication 2015
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L.-H. Chen, T. Raitio, C. Valentini-Botinhao, Z.-H. Ling, J. Yamagishi. "A Deep Generative Architecture for Postfiltering in Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis", Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, July 2015.
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C. Valentini-Botinhao, Z. Wu, and S. King.,"Towards minimum perceptual error training for DNN-based speech synthesis." In Proc. Interspeech. Dresden, Germany, Sept. 2015.
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M. Wester, C. Valentini-Botinhao, and G. Henter, "Are we using enough listeners? No! An empirically-supported critique of Interspeech 2014 TTS evaluations." In Proc. Interspeech. Dresden, Germany, Sept. 2015.

M. Pucher, M. Toman, D. Schabus, C. Valentini-Botinhao, J. Yamagishi, B. Zillinger, and E Schmid, "Influence of speaker familiarity on blind and visually impaired children's perception of synthetic voices in audio games." In Proc. Interspeech. Dresden, Germany, Sept. 2015.

Z. Wu, Valentini-Botinhao, C., Watts, O., and King, S., "Deep neural networks employing multi-task learning and stacked bottleneck features for speech synthesis” , in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2015.
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B. Uria, Murray, I., Renals, S., and Valentini-Botinhao, C., "Modelling acoustic feature dependencies with artificial neural networks: Trajectory-RNADE” , in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2015.
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2014

L.-H. Chen, T. Raitio, C. Valentini-Botinhao, J. Yamagishi, Z.-H. Ling. "DNN-based stochastic postfilter for HMM-based speech synthesis", Proc. Interspeech 2014. Location: Singapore.
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C. Valentini-Botinhao, M. Wester. "Using linguistic predictability and the Lombard effect to increase the intelligibility of synthetic speech in noise", Proc. Interspeech 2014. Location: Singapore.

C. Valentini-Botinhao, M. Toman, M. Pucher, D. Schabus and J. Yamagishi. "Intelligibility analysis of fast synthesized speech", Proc. Interspeech 2014. Location: Singapore.
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2013

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Mirjam Wester, Junichi Yamagishi and Simon King. "Using neighbourhood density and selective SNR boosting to increase the intelligibility of synthetic speech in noise" , Proc. Speech Synthesis Workshop. Location: Barcelona, Spain.

C. Valentini-Botinhao, J. Yamagishi, S. King, and R. Maia. "Intelligibility enhancement of HMM-generated speech in additive noise by modifying Mel cepstral coefficients to increase the Glimpse Proportion" , Computer Speech and Language, 2013

C. Valentini-Botinhao, J. Yamagishi, S. King and Y. Stylianou. "Combining perceptually-motivated spectral shaping with loudness and duration modification for intelligibility enhancement of HMM-based synthetic speech in noise", Proc. Interspeech 2013. Location: Lyon, France.
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M. Cooke, C. Mayo and C. Valentini-Botinhao. "Intelligibility-enhancing speech modifications: the Hurricane Challenge", Proc. Interspeech 2013. Location: Lyon, France.
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C. Valentini-Botinhao, E. Godoy, Y. Stylianou, B. Sauert, S. King and J. Yamagishi. "Improving intelligibility in noise of HMM-generated speech via noise-dependent and -independent methods", Proc. ICASSP, 2013. Location: Vancouver, Canada.
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Yan Tang, Martin Cooke, Cassia Valentini-Botinhao. "A distortion-weighted glimpse-based intelligibility metric for modied and synthetic speech", Proc. of Speech in Noise Workshop, 2013. Location: Vitoria, Spain.

Martin Cooke, Catherine Mayo, Cassia Valentini-Botinhao,Yannis Stylianou, Bastian Sauert, Yan Tang. "Evaluating the intelligibility benefit of speech modifications in known noise conditions", in Speech Communication 2013.

2012

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King. "Mel cepstral coefficient modification based on the Glimpse Proportion measure for improving the intelligibility of HMM-generated synthetic speech in noise", Proc. Interspeech, 2012. Location: Portland, USA.

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King. "Evaluating speech intelligibility enhancement for HMM-based synthetic speech in noise", Proc. Sapa-Scale Conference, 2012. Location: Portland, USA.

Cassia Valentin-Botinhao, Sabine Degenkolb-Weyers, Andreas Maier, Elmar Noeth, Ulrich Eysholdt and Tobias Bocklet. "Automatic detection of sigmatism in children", Proc. WOCCI, 2012. Location: Portland, USA.

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Yan Tang, Junichi Yamagishi and Simon King. "Using an intelligibility measure to create noise robust cepstral coefficients for HMM-based speech synthesis", Lista Workshop, 2012. Location: Edinburgh, UK.

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Ranniery Maia, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King, Heiga Zen. "Cepstral analysis based on the Glimpse proportion measure for improving the intelligibility of HMM-based synthetic speech in noise", Proc. ICASSP, 2012. Location: Kyoto, Japan.

2011

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King. "Can objective measures predict the intelligibility of modified HMM-based synthetic speech in noise?", Proc. Interspeech, 2011. Location: Florence, Italy.
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Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King. "Evaluation of objective measures for intelligibility prediction of HMM-based synthetic speech in noise", Proc. ICASSP, 2011. Location: Prague, Czech Republic.

2009

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Elmar Noeth, Joachim Hornegger and Andreas Maier. "Speech classification for sigmatism in children", Proc. of the 5th Russian-Bavarian Conference on Biomedical Engineering, TU Muenchen 2009, pp. 151-153. Location: Munich, Germany.

2006

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Bruno Carlos, Luis Pereira Caloba and Mariane Rembold Petraglia. "Frequency extension of telephone narrowband speech signal using neural Networks", Appears in: Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, IMACS Multiconference on. Publication Date: 4-6 Oct. 2006. On page(s): 1576-1579. Location: Beijing, China.

Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Y. Ururahy and Mariane Rembold Petraglia. "Efficient algorithms for bandwidth frequency extension of telephone signal", Appears in: Proceedings of the XVI Brazilian Automation Conference (CBA), 2006 v.1 p.1-6. Location: Salvador, Brazil. (in Portuguese);