Dr. Junichi Yamagishi
BiographyJunichi Yamagishi was awarded a PhD by Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2006 with a thesis which pioneered the use of adaption techniques in hmm-based speech synthesis and was awarded the Tejima Prize as the best PhD thesis of Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2007. Since 2007, he has been in the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR)at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to authoring and co-authoring over 100 papers in the international journals and conferences, his work has led directly to two large-scale European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Program (FP7) projects and two collaborations based around clinical applications of this technology. in 2010, he was awrded the Itakura Prize (Innovative Young Researchers Prize) from the Acoustical Society of japan for his achievements in adaptive speech synthesis.
Research OverviewMy research interests are in speech information processing and I have mainly concentrated on statistical speech synthesis. However, my research ideas bridge the gaps between the field of speech synthesis and other research fields, including machine learning, speech production, and linguistics. My goals are to place speech synthesis on a more scientific basis, to create innovative technologies helpful for people.
Select PublicationsS. Creer, P. Green, S. Cunningham, and J. Yamagishi, "Building personalised synthesised voices for individuals with dysarthria using the HTS toolkit," Computer Synthesized Speech Technologies: Tools for Aiding Impairment, John W. Mullennix and Steven E. Stern (Eds), IGI Global press, Jan. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-61520-725-1
J. Yamagishi, T. Nose, H. Zen, Z. Ling, T. Toda, K. Tokuda, S. King, S. Renals, "A Robust Speaker-Adaptive HMM-based Text-to-Speech Synthesis," IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech, & Language Processing, vol.17, no.6, pp.1208-1230, August 2009
J. Yamagishi, T. Kobayashi, Y. Nakano, K. Ogata, J. Isogai, "Analysis of Speaker Adaptation Algorithms for HMM-based Speech Synthesis and a Constrained SMAPLR Adaptation Algorithm," IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech, & Language Processing, vol.17, issue 1, pp.66-83, January 2009
O. Watts, J. Yamagishi, S. King, K. Berkling, "Synthesis of Child Speech with HMM Adaptation and Voice Conversion," IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech, & Language Processing, vol.18, issue.5, pp.1005-1016, July 2010