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Christer Gobl
Associate Professor in Speech Science, C.L.C.S.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Yanushevskaya, I., Murphy, A., Gobl, C., Ní Chasaide, A., Perceptual salience of voice source parameters in signaling focal prominence, Interspeech 2016, San Francisco, CA, 2016, pp3161 - 3165 Conference Paper, 2016

Yanushevskaya, I, Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C., The interaction of long-term voice quality with the realisation of focus, Speech Prosody 2016, Boston, MA, 2016, pp931 - 935 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

Ní Chasaide, A., Yanushevskaya, I., and Gobl, C. , Prosody of voice: declination, sentence mode and interaction with prominence, The 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2015), Glasgow, UK, August 10-14, 2015, pp1-5 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

Gobl, C., Yanushevskaya, I., and Ní Chasaide, A., The relationship between voice source parameters and the Maxima Dispersion Quotient (MDQ), Interspeech 2015, Dresden, Germany, September 7-10, 2015, pp2337 - 2341 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

De Looze, C., Yanushevskaya, I., Murphy, A., O'Connor, E., and Gobl, C. , Pitch declination and reset as a function of utterance duration in conversational speech data, Interspeech 2015, Dresden, Germany, 7-10 September, 2015, pp3071 - 3075 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Kane, J., Aylett, M., Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C. , Phonetic feature extraction for context-sensitive glottal source processing, Speech Communication, 59, 2014, p10 - 21 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Dalton, J., Kane, J., Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., GlóRí - the Glottal Research Instrument, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Dublin, Ireland, 2014, pp944 - 948 Conference Paper, 2014

Drugman, T., Kane, J. and Gobl, C. , Data-driven detection and analysis of the patterns of creaky voice, Computer Speech & Language, 28, (5), 2014, p1233 - 1253 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Gobl, C. and Mahshie, J., Inverse filtering of nasalized vowels using synthesized speech, Journal of Voice, 27, (2), 2013, p155 - 169 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kane, J. and Gobl, C., Evaluation of glottal closure instant detection in a range of voice qualities, Speech Communication, 55, (2), 2013, p295 - 314 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Ní Chasaide, A., Yanushevskaya, I., Kane, J., Gobl, C., The voice prominence hypothesis: the interplay of F0 and voice source features in accentuation, INTERSPEECH 2013, Lyon, France, 2013, pp3527 - 3531 Conference Paper, 2013

Evaluation of automatic glottal source analysis in, editor(s)Thomas Drugman and Thierry Dutoit , Advances in Nonlinear Speech Processing, Berlin/Heidelberg, Springer, 2013, pp1 - 8, [Kane, J. and Gobl, C.] Book Chapter, 2013 URL DOI

Yanushevskaya I., Gobl C., Ní Chasaide A., Voice quality in affect cueing: does loudness matter?, Frontiers in Psychology, 4, (335), 2013, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Raitio, T., Kane, J., Drugman, T. and Gobl, C., HMM-based synthesis of creaky voice, INTERSPEECH 2013, Lyon, France, 2013, pp2316 - 2320 Conference Paper, 2013

Drugman, T., Kane, J., Raitio, T. and Gobl, C., Prediction of creaky voice from contextual factors, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Acous¬tics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP, Vancouver, Canada, 2013, pp7967 - 7971 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI URL

Kane, J., Yanushevskaya, I., Dalton, J., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Using phonetic feature extraction to determine optimal speech regions for maximising the effectiveness of glottal source analysis, INTERSPEECH 2013, Lyon, France, 2013, pp29 - 33 Conference Paper, 2013

Scherer, S., Kane, J., Gobl, C. and Schwenker, F., Investigating fuzzy-input fuzzy-output support vector machines for robust voice quality classification, Computer Speech & Language, 27, (1), 2013, p263 - 287 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kane, J., Drugman, T. and Gobl, C., Improved automatic detection of creak, Computer Speech & Language, 27, (4), 2013, p1028 - 1047 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kane, J. and Gobl, C. , Wavelet maxima dispersion for breathy to tense voice discrimination, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 21, (6), 2013, p1170 - 1179 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kane, J., Scherer, S., Morency, L.-P. and Gobl, C., A comparative study of glottal open quotient estimation techniques, INTERSPEECH 2013, Lyon, France, 2013, pp1658 - 1662 Conference Paper, 2013

Kane, J., Scherer, S., Aylett, M., Morency, L.-P. and Gobl, C., Speaker and language independent voice quality classification applied to unlabelled corpora of expressive speech, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP, Vancouver, Canada, 2013, pp7982 - 7986 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI URL

Kane, J. and Gobl, C., Automating manual user strategies for precise voice source analysis, Speech Communication, 55, (3), 2013, p397 - 414 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kane, J., Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Exploiting time and frequency domain measures for precise voice source parameterisation, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Shanghai, China, 2012, pp143 - 146 Conference Paper, 2012

Language matters in the perception of affect from voice in, editor(s)Verbickaja L. А., Ivanova N. K. , Čelovek govor'a čij. K 80-letiju so dn'a ro denija L. V. Bondarko (Speaking man. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of L. V. Bondarko), Ivanovo, Russia, Ivanovo State University of Technology, 2012, pp172 - 180, [Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C.] Book Chapter, 2012

The effect of fuzzy training targets on voice quality classification in, editor(s)Friedhelm Schwenker, Stefan Scherer and Louis-Philippe Morency , Multimodal Pattern Recognition of Social Signals in Human-Computer-Interaction, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, 2012, pp43 - 51, [Scherer, S., Kane, J., Gobl, C. and Schwenker, F. ] Book Chapter, 2012 DOI

Nukaga, N., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Experimental study on voice quality control based on source-filter decomposition, Proceedings of the Workshop on Innovation and Applications in Speech Technology (IAST), Dublin, Ireland, 2012, pp49 - 52 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Kane, J., Drugman, T. and Gobl, C., Creaky voice - detection and synthesis, Proceedings of the Workshop on Innovation and Applications in Speech Technology (IAST), Dublin, Ireland, 2012, pp16 - 17 Meeting Abstract, 2012 URL

Drugman, T., Kane, J. and Gobl, C. , Modeling the creaky excitation for parametric synthesis, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2012, Portland, Oregon, 2012, pp1424 - 1427 Conference Paper, 2012

Drugman, T., Kane, J. and Gobl, C. , Resonator-based creaky voice detection, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2012, Portland, Oregon, 2012, pp1592 - 1595 Conference Paper, 2012

Székely, E., Kane, J., Scherer, S., Gobl, C. and Carson-Berndsen, J., Detecting a targeted voice style in an audiobook using voice quality features, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP, Kyoto, Japan, 2012, pp4593 - 4596 Conference Paper, 2012

Kelly, A.C., Berthelsen, H. and Gobl, C., Cost function weighting for different types of speech sounds using a genetic algorithm, Proceedings of the Workshop on Innovation and Applications in Speech Technology (IAST), Dublin, Ireland, 2012, pp38 - 38 Meeting Abstract, 2012 URL

Ní Chasaide, A., Kane, J., Dalton, J., Yanushevskaya, I. and Gobl, C., Analysing the voice, Proceedings of the Workshop on Innovation and Applications in Speech Technology (IAST, Dublin, Ireland, 2012, pp40 - 40 Meeting Abstract, 2012 URL

John Kane, Kinga Pápay, László Hunyadi, Christer Gobl, On the use of creak in Hungarian spontaneous speech, The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII) , Hong Kong, China, 2011, pp1014 - 1017 Conference Paper, 2011

Kane, J. and Gobl, C., Identifying regions of non-modal phonation using features of the wavelet transform, INTERSPEECH 2011, Florence, Italy, 2011, pp177 - 180 Conference Paper, 2011

Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Universal and language-specific perception of affect from voice, The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), Hong Kong, China, 2011, pp2208 - 2211 Conference Paper, 2011

Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Neasa Ní Chiaráin, Christoph Wendler, Harald Berthelsen, Amelia Kelly, Emer Gilmartin, Elaine Ní Dhonnchadha, Christer Gobl, Towards personalised, synthesis-based content in Irish (Gaelic) language education, SLaTE2011, Venice, Italy, 2011, pp4 Conference Paper, 2011

Ní Chasaide, A., Yanushevskaya, I. and Gobl, C., Voice source dynamics in intonation, The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), Hong Kong, China, 2011, pp1470 - 1473 Conference Paper, 2011

Kelly, A. C. and Gobl, C., A comparison of mel-frequency cepstral coefficient (MFCC) calculation techniques, Journal of Computing, 3, (10), 2011, p62 - 66 Journal Article, 2011

The effects of windowing on the calculation of MFCCs for different types of speech sounds in, editor(s)Carlos M. Travieso-González and Jesús B. Alonso-Hernández , Advances in Nonlinear Speech Processing, Berlin Heidelberg, Springer, 2011, pp111 - 118, [Kelly, A. C. and Gobl, C.] Book Chapter, 2011 DOI

Joao P. Cabral, John Kane, Christer Gobl, Julie Carson-Berndsen, Evaluation of glottal epoch detection algorithms on different voice types, INTERSPEECH 2011, Florence, Italy, 2011, pp1989 - 1992 Conference Paper, 2011

Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C., Kane, J. and Ní Chasaide, A., An exploration of voice source correlates of focus, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2010, Makuhari, Japan, 2010, pp462 - 465 Conference Paper, 2010

Voice source variation and its communicative functions in, editor(s)William J. Hardcastle, John Laver and Fiona E. Gibbon , The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences (Second Edition), Oxford, Blackwell, 2010, pp378 - 423, [Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A. ] Book Chapter, 2010

Kane, J., Kane, M. and Gobl, C. , A spectral LF model based approach to voice source parameterisation, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2010, Makuhari, Japan, 2010, pp2606 - 2609 Conference Paper, 2010

Kelly, A.C., Ní Chasaide, A. Berthelsen, H., Campbell, N. and Gobl, C., Corpus Design Techniques for Irish Speech Synthesis, Proceedings of the China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technology (CIICT 2009), Maynooth, Ireland, 2009, pp264 - 265 Conference Paper, 2009

Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Voice parameter dynamics in portrayed emotions, Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop: Models and analysis of vocal emissions for biomedical applications, Florence, Italy, edited by Claudia Manfredi , Firenze University Press, 2009, pp21 - 24 Conference Paper, 2009 URL

Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C., Ní Chasaide, A., Perceived loudness and voice quality in affect cueing, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2009, Brighton, UK, 2009, pp1979 - 1982 Conference Paper, 2009

Kelly, A. C., Berthelsen, H., Campbell, N., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C. , Towards an Arctic-style database for Irish - corpus design techniques, 1st Young Researchers Workshop in Speech Technology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2009, pp1 Conference Paper, 2009

Kane, J.C. and Gobl, C. , Automatic parameterisation of the glottal waveform combining time and frequency domain measures, Proceedings of the 6th , International Workshop: Models and analysis of vocal emissions for biomedical applications, Firenze University Press, Florence, Italy, 2009, pp91 - 94 Conference Paper, 2009 URL

Gobl, C., Exploring voice source dynamics and its signalling function in speech, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics ICVPB 2008, Tampere, Finland, 2008, pp18 Meeting Abstract, 2008

O'Reilly, M., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C. , Cross-Dialect Irish Prosody: Linguistic Constraints on Fujisaki Modelling, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2008, Brisbane, Australia, 2008, pp886 - 889 Conference Paper, 2008 TARA - Full Text URL

Tooher, M., Yanushevskaya, I. and Gobl, C., Transformation of LF parameters for speech synthesis of emotion: regression trees, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Speech Prosody, International Conference on Speech Prosody, Campinas, Brazil, ISCA, 2008, pp705 - 708 Conference Paper, 2008 URL TARA - Full Text

Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Voice quality and loudness in affect perception, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Campinas, Brazil, 2008, pp709 - 712 Conference Paper, 2008 URL TARA - Full Text

Gobl, C. , Exploring voice source dynamics and its signalling function in speech: techniques and data, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics ICVPB 2008, Tampere, Finland, 2008, 27 - 49 Conference Paper, 2008

Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C. , Cross-language study of vocal correlates of affective states, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2008, Brisbane, Australia, 2008, pp330 - 333 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

Time- and amplitude-based voice source correlates of emotional portrayals in, editor(s)A. Paiva, R. Prada, R. W. Picard , Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Berlin Heidelberg, Springer, 2007, pp156 - 170, [Yanushevskaya, I., Tooher, M., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A.] Book Chapter, 2007 DOI

Tooher, M. and Gobl, C., Semiautomatic inverse filtering of vowels with differing degrees of nasality, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120, (5 part 2), AIP, 2006, pp3141 - 3141 Meeting Abstract, 2006 URL

Gobl, C., Modelling Aspiration Noise During Phonation Using the LF Voice Source Model, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006, Pittsburgh, September 17-21, 2006, 965 - 968 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Gobl, C., Aspiration noise generation based on glottal pulse characteristics, Proceedings of the 9th Western Pacific Acoustics Conference, Seoul, Korea, 2006, pp8, paper 274 Conference Paper, 2006

Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Mapping Voice to Affect: Japanese listeners, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Speech Prosody, International Conference on Speech Prosody, Dresden, 2-5 May, ISCA, 2006, pp1-4 Conference Paper, 2006 URL TARA - Full Text

Gobl, C. Yanushevskaya, I., and Ní Chasaide, A. , Cross-language perception of voice and affect, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120, 2006, pp3290 - 3290 Meeting Abstract, 2006

Wogan, J., Ó Raghallaigh, B., Ní Bhriain, Á., Zoerner, E., Berthelsen, H., Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C., Developing a Spoken Corpus and a Synthesiser for Irish (Gaelic), Proceedings of the 5th SALTMIL Workshop on Minority Languages, Genoa, Italy, 2006, 4 Conference Paper, 2006

Ní Chasaide, A., Wogan, J., Ó Raghallaigh, B., Ní Bhriain, Á., Zoerner, E., Berthelsen, H. and Gobl, C. , Speech Technology for Minority Languages: the Case of Irish (Gaelic), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006, Pittsburgh, 2006, 181 - 184 Conference Paper, 2006 URL TARA - Full Text

Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Voice quality and f0 cues for affect expression: implications for synthesis, Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, INTERSPEECH 2005, Lisbon, Sept, 4-8, 2005, pp1849 - 1852 Conference Paper, 2005 URL TARA - Full Text

On the relationship between phonatory quality and affect, in, W. J. Hardcastle and J. Mackenzie Beck , A Figure of Speech: a Festschrift for John Laver, Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005, 323 - 346, [Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C. ] Book Chapter, 2005

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C. , Voice quality and f0 in prosody: towards a holistic account, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Speech Prosody, Nara, Japan, March 23-26, 2004, 189 - 196 Conference Paper, 2004 URL TARA - Full Text

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Decomposing linguistic and affective components of phonatory quality, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2004, Jeju Island, Korea, 2004, 901 - 904 Conference Paper, 2004 URL

Ní Chasaide, A., Dalton, M., Ito, M. and Gobl, C., Analysing Irish Prosody: a dual linguistic/quantitative approach, Proceedings of the SALTMIL Workshop at LREC2004: First Steps in Language documentation for Minority Languages, LREC2004: First Steps in Language documentation for Minority Languages, Lisbon, 2004, 60 - 63 Conference Paper, 2004 TARA - Full Text URL

Prys, D., Williams, B., Hicks, B., Jones, D., Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C., Carson-Berndsen, J., Cummins, F., Ní Chiosáin, M., McKenna, J., Scaife, R. and Uí Dhonnchadha, E., WISPR: Speech processing resources for Welsh and Irish, Proceedings of the SALTMIL Workshop at LREC2004: First Steps in Language documentation for Minority Languages, Lisbon, 2004, 68 - 71 Conference Paper, 2004

Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Amplitude-based source parameters for measuring voice quality, Proceedings of the ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop VOQUAL'03 on Voice Quality: Functions, Analysis and Synthesis, VOQUAL'03,, Geneva, August 27-29, 2003, pp151 - 156 Conference Paper, 2003 URL

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Voice quality and expressive speech, Proceedings of the 1st JST/CREST International Workshop on Expressive Speech Processing, Kobe, Japan, 2003, 19 - 28 Conference Paper, 2003

Ryan, C., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Voice Quality Variation and the Perception of Affect: Continuous or Categorical?, Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, 2003, 2409 - 2412 Conference Paper, 2003 URL TARA - Full Text

Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., The role of voice quality in communicating emotion, mood and attitude, Speech Communication, 40, (1-2), 2003, 189 - 212 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Mahshie, J. and Gobl, C. , Estimating glottal parameters in nasalized speech: an analysis by synthesis, Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, 2003, 2193 - 2196 Conference Paper, 2003

Gobl, C., The voice source in speech communication - production and perception experiments involving inverse filtering and synthesis, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, ISBN 91-7283-630-X, 2003 Thesis, 2003 URL

Gobl, C., Bennett, E. and Ní Chasaide, A., Expressive synthesis: how crucial is voice quality?, Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Santa Monica, California, 2002, pp4, paper 52 Conference Paper, 2002

Dynamics of the Glottal Source Signal: Implications for Naturalness in Speech Synthesis in, E. Keller, G. Bailly, A. Monaghan, J. Terken and M. Huckvale , Improvements in Speech Synthesis, Wiley and Sons, 2002, 273 - 283, [Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A.] Book Chapter, 2002

Voice Quality and the Synthesis of Affect in, E. Keller, G. Bailly, A. Monaghan, J. Terken and M. Huckvale , Improvements in Speech Synthesis, Wiley and Sons, 2002, 252 - 263, [Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C.] Book Chapter, 2002

Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Testing affective correlates of voice quality through analysis and resynthesis, Proceedings of the ISCA Workshop on Speech and Emotion: A Conceptual Framework for Research, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2000, 178 - 183 Conference Paper, 2000

Voice quality variation: analysis and perception of affect in, W. Sendlmeier , Speech and Signals - Aspects of Speech Synthesis and Automatic Speech Recognition, Frankfurt, Wissenschaftliche Buchhandlung Theo Hector, 2000, 141 - 155, [Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C.] Book Chapter, 2000

Hoole, P., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A. in, W.J. Hardcastle and N. Hewlett , Techniques for investigating laryngeal articulation, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp294 , [Hoole, P., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A.] Book Chapter, 1999

Laryngeal coarticulation in, W.J. Hardcastle and N. Hewlett , Coarticulation: Theory, Data and Techniques, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999, 105 - 107, [Hoole, P., Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A.] Book Chapter, 1999

Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A., Perceptual correlates of source parameters in breathy voice, Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco, 1999, 2437 - 2440 Conference Paper, 1999

Techniques for analysing the voice source in, W.J. Hardcastle and N. Hewlett , Coarticulation: Theory, Data and Techniques, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999, 300 - 320, [Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A.] Book Chapter, 1999

Voice source variation in the vowel as a function of consonantal context in, W.J. Hardcastle and N. Hewlett , Coarticulation: Theory, Data and Techniques, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999, 122 - 143, [Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, A.] Book Chapter, 1999

Mahshie, J. and Gobl, C., Effects of varying LF parameters on KLSYN88 synthesis, Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco, 1999, 1009 - 1012 Conference Paper, 1999

Voice source variation in, W. J. Hardcastle and J. Laver , The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences, Oxford, Blackwell, 1997, 427 - 461, [Ní Chasaide, A. and C. Gobl, C.] Book Chapter, 1997

Ní Chasaide, A. and C. Gobl, C., Voice offset characteristics for voiceless fricatives and stops, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 102, 1997, pp3134 Meeting Abstract, 1997

Gobl, C., Monahan, P. and Ní Chasaide, A., Intrinsic voice source characteristics of selected consonants, Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Stockholm, 1, 1995, 74 - 77 Conference Paper, 1995

Monahan, P., Gobl, C., Foley, B. and Ní Chasaide, A. , Semi-automatic identification system of vocal source-filter, Proceedings of the Sixth Irish DSP and Control Colloquium, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, 1995, 127 - 134 Conference Paper, 1995

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Towards acoustic profiles of phonatory qualities, Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Stockholm, 4, 1995, 6 - 13 Conference Paper, 1995

Scully, C., Stromberg, K., Horton, D., Monahan, P., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Analysis and articulatory synthesis of different voicing types, Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Stockholm, 1995, 482 - 485 Conference Paper, 1995

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Contextual variation of the vowel voice source as a function of adjacent consonants, Language and Speech, 36, 1993, 303 - 330 Journal Article, 1993

Gobl, C. and Ní Chasaide, Acoustic characteristics of voice quality, Speech Communication, 11, 1992, 481 - 490 Journal Article, 1992

Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C. and Monahan, P., A technique for analysing voice quality in pathological and normal speech, Journal of Clinical Speech & Language Studies, 2, (1), 1992, 1 - 16 Journal Article, 1992

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., The phonatory correlates of speaking styles, Proceedings of the ESCA Workshop on The Phonetics and Phonology of Speaking Styles, Barcelona, 1991 Conference Paper, 1991

Male and female voice source dynamics in, editor(s)J. Gauffin and B. Hammarberg , Vocal Fold Physiology: Acoustic, Perceptual, and Physiological Aspects of Voice Mechanisms, San Diego, Singular Publishing Group, 1991, 121 - 128, [Gobl, C. and Karlsson, I.] Book Chapter, 1991

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C. , Linguistic and paralinguistic variation in the voice source, Proceedings of the 1990 International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Kobe, 1990, 85 - 88 Conference Paper, 1990

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Towards a voice source characterisation of voice quality, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 82, 1990, pp1, S92 Meeting Abstract, 1990

Carlson, R., Fant, G., Gobl, C., Granström, B., Karlsson, I. and Lin, Q., Voice source rules for text-to-speech synthesis, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Glasgow, Scotland, 1989 Conference Paper, 1989

Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C., Cross language study of the effects of voiced/voiceless consonants on the vowel voice source characteristics, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 82, 1987, pp1, S116 Meeting Abstract, 1987

Fant, G., Gobl, C., Karlsson, I., and Lin Q., The female voice - experiments and overview, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 82, 1987, pp1, S90 Meeting Abstract, 1987

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • HIASYNT - English text-to-speech based on optimal unit selection
  • Summary
    • The aim of this project is to provide the necessary prerequisites for the development of a complete English text-to-speech synthesis system, based on optimal unit selection. Working within the Hitachi speech synthesis framework, research and development will be focused on corpus design, post-linguistic processing and prosody modelling (€164,000).
  • Funding Agency
    • Hitachi, Ltd, Japan
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Title
    • EMOVOICE - The analysis of voice quality in emotive speech
  • Summary
    • The project explores new methodologies for the analysis of voice quality for the purpose of capturing the characteristics of expressive and emotionally coloured speech. It funds a postdoctoral fellow for two years (€98,600).
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET - Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technlogy
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • HUMAINE - Human-Machine Interaction Network on Emotion
  • Summary
    • EU Network of Excellence whose goal is to develop systems that can register, model and/or influence human emotional states and processes (http://emotion-research.net/). (€103,000 to TCD partner)
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • IRISH PROSODY - Prosody of Irish Dialects: the use of intonation, rhythm, voice quality for linguistic and paralinguistic signalling
  • Summary
    • The analysis of the prosodic structure of Irish including the four main dialects. (€113,100)
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • VOCON - Voice Control in Unit-Selection Concatenative Synthesis
  • Summary
    • Project exploring how the voice can be controlled in speech synthesis systems based on non-uniform unit-selection concatenation. In collaboration with visting Senior Research from Hitachi (€42,000)
  • Funding Agency
    • Hitachi, Japan
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • WISPR - Welsh and Irish Speech Processing Resources
  • Summary
    • A Welsh-Irish joint project with the aim to develop annotated speech corpora for Irish and Welsh and the prerequisites for text-to-speech synthesis systems. (€281,674 to TCD partner)
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • COST 258: The naturalness of synthetic speech
  • Summary
    • COST action concerned with the naturalness of synthetic speech in concrete applications, with a particular focus on the improvement of sound quality and prosodic modelling. (€7,600)
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 1997
  • Date To
    • 2001
  • Title
    • SPACT (phase 1 and 2) - Application of speech recognition/synthesis technology in the MIR space station
  • Summary
    • Project with the aim to equip a workstation, used for scientific experiments on the MIR space station, with speech input/output facilities. The task of the TCD group was to select the most appropriate speech synthesis system and adapt it to the user situation, e.g., by selecting/designing the voice quality parameters that would be used in messages to signal caution, warnings etc. In spite of the well know problems with MIR, the output of this project did make it into orbit. (£51,000 to TCD partner)
  • Funding Agency
    • European Space Agency
  • Date From
    • 1995
  • Date To
    • 1998
  • Title
    • VERIVOX - Voice variability in speaker verification.
  • Summary
    • Feasibility study to examine the possibility of improving speaker verification systems by incorporating knowledge about how the voice of a speaker varies depending on stress, rate of speech, loudness level, etc. (£3,000 to TCD partner)
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 1997
  • Date To
    • 1998
  • Title
    • CABÓG - A development system for Irish text-to-speech conversion
  • Summary
    • Project involving the design and implementation of a software system that would enable the writing and testing of rules for text-to-speech conversion. (£23,000)
  • Funding Agency
    • ACCUTRON, Limerick and the Irish-American Foundation
  • Date From
    • 1993
  • Date To
    • 1996
  • Title
    • SPEECH MAPS - Sound-to-gesture inversion in speech
  • Summary
    • Project exploring how an articulatory robot can learn to produce articulatory gestures from sounds. A major component involved the recovery of the sources (articulatory and acoustic) from the speech output signal. (£54,500 to TCD partner)
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 1992
  • Date To
    • 1995
  • Title
    • VOX - The analysis and synthesis of speaker characteristics
  • Summary
    • Working group concerned with the analysis and synthesis of voice quality as it varies across speakers and within the speech of the individual. The aim was to model the acoustic, articulatory and perceptual correlates of speaker type (voice type), speaker state (emotion and attitude) and speaker style (careful vs. casual speech), and to test these models using speech synthesis. (£15,000 to TCD partner)
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 1992
  • Date To
    • 1995
  • Title
    • ACCOR I - Articulatory-acoustic correlations in coarticulation
  • Summary
    • A cross-language investigation of coarticulation, the main source of systematic variability in speech segments. The study included acquisition of an articulatory-acoustic database in 7 languages. (£174,000 to TCD partner)
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 1989
  • Date To
    • 1992
  • Title
    • ACCOR II - Articulatory-acoustic correlations in coarticulation
  • Summary
    • ACCOR II was funded to continue the work and exploit the databases of ACCOR I. (£15,000 to TCD partner)
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 1992
  • Date To
    • 1995