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Kazunori Mano
Shibaura Institute of Technology
96Publications
10H-index
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#1Tanasan Srikotr (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
#2Kazunori Mano (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 10
Recently, a lot of deep learning model successful in taking over conventional methods in speech processing fields. Vector quantization is a popular technique to reduce the amount of speech data before transmitting. The conventional vector quantization method is based on the mathematical model. Last few years, the Vector Quantized Variational AutoEncoder has been proposed for an end-to-end vector quantization based on deep learning techniques. In this paper, we investigate the sub-band quantizati...
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#1Atsuko K. YamazakiH-Index: 5
Last.Kazunori ManoH-Index: 10
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Nov 1, 2017 in TENCON (IEEE Region 10 Conference)
#1Nur Syafikah Binti Samsudin (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Kazunori Mano (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 10
Pronunciation training aid using media tools such as mobile apps and online web-based system are widely used nowadays. These tools often provide audio-based sample and phonetic style texts that can be used to support the learners train their pronunciation without language teachers. However, the learners still have the difficulty in the learning process, because they found it is hard to detect and locate the mispronounced parts in their own speech while practicing. In this paper, we present a met...
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Oct 1, 2017 in SMC (Systems, Man and Cybernetics)
#1Nur Syafikah Binti Samsudin (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Kazunori Mano (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 10
This paper presents a new technique using animated texts as the speech features' visualization medium for checking and detecting language learners' pronunciation. The proposed visualization tool will transform learners' speech features such as pitch, tempo or rhythm into animated texts form, and the mispronounce parts can be located by comparing them with the correct sample. In our previous experiments, Japanese language learners gave positive feedback on the animated texts designs as their spee...
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#2Hiroshi HasegawaH-Index: 18
Last.Kazunori ManoH-Index: 10
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#1Masahiro InoueH-Index: 8
#2Hiroshi HasegawaH-Index: 18
Last.Anak KhantachawanaH-Index: 7
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#1Nur Syafikah Binti Samsudin (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Kazunori Mano (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 10
Media conversion technologies such as speech recognition and speech synthesis have gained a lot of attention in recent years. They are applied in various human communication tools through smart phones and personal computers such as in language learning system. However, the learner still have loss in naturalness pronunciation problem because of effects on mother tongue interference. Although the learner can realize that his/her speech is different from the trainer's, the learner still cannot dete...
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#1Nur Syafikah Binti Samsudin (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Kazunori Mano (Shibaura Institute of Technology)H-Index: 10
The use of visualization in speech utterances is very efficient for the study of foreign language learning or welfare application in the hearing impairment field. In this paper, we propose a media conversion interface of speech sounds into rich animated texts. As a confirmation method, it will help nonnative speakers who are learning foreign languages to check their pronunciations. In the system, user’s speech attribute information that includes paralinguistic and nonlinguistic information is co...
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#1Masahiro InoueH-Index: 8
#2Hirosih HasegawaH-Index: 1
Last.Masahiko TachibanaH-Index: 1
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We developed systems engineering design education program based on multidisciplinary and Global Project Based Learning (PBL). We also implemented the global PBL as a joint program of Shibaura Institute of Technology and King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, KMUTT in Thailand. To validate outcomes of this program, the progress report on generic skills (PROG) was performed to assess generic skill. Successful students in this program acquired comprehensive capacity of problem solving a...
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#1Hiroshi HasegawaH-Index: 6
#2Masahiro InoueH-Index: 8
Last.Masahiko TachibanaH-Index: 1
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