Shuhei Kato

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Name
Shuhei Kato
E-mail
skatonii.ac.jp
URL
https://www.shuheikato.info
Affiliation
National Institute of Informatics
Section
Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division
Job title
Research Assistant
Degree
Master of Information Science and Technology(The University of Tokyo), Bachelor of Engineering(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
Twitter ID
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Working on speech synthesis (TTS) entertaining audience, not only transferring information. Developing rakugo (a Japanese traditional verbal entertainment) TTS. Also working on speech education of foreign languages.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Jul 2018
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Today
Research Assistant, Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, National Institute of Informatics
 
Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
Voice Solution, SSP SBU, MD Division, HOYA Corporation
 
Apr 2013
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May 2017
Voice Solution Division, HOYA Service Corporation
 

Education

 
Oct 2016
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Today
Department of Informatics, School of Multidisciplinary Sciences, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
 
Apr 2011
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Mar 2013
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2009
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Mar 2011
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2007
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Mar 2009
Natural Sciences I, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 

Misc

 
Yi Luan, Masayuki Suzuki, Yutaka Yamauchi, Nobuaki Minematsu, Shuhei Kato, and Keikichi Hirose
Spoken Language Technology      Dec 2012   [Refereed]
In recent years Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) systems have been widely used in foreign language education. Some systems use automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies to detect pronunciation errors and estimate the proficiency le...
Effects of learners' language transfer on native listeners' evaluation of the prosodic naturalness of Japanese words
Shuhei Kato, Greg Short, Nobuaki Minematsu, and Keikichi Hirose
Speech Prosody   198-201   May 2012   [Refereed]
For language learners it can be very difficult to speak with-out a non-native accent. This is due to the phenomenon called language transfer. At times, this can decrease the intelligibility of the speech and make it difficult to convey the correct...
Comparison of native and non-native evaluations of the naturalness of Japanese words with prosody modified through voice morphing
Shuhei Kato, Greg Short, Nobuaki Minematsu, Chiharu Tsurutani, and Keikichi Hirose
SLaTE      Aug 2011   [Refereed]
Information on what kinds of mispronunciation cause the great-est loss in naturalness can be used in guidance to help learn-ers achieve their goals of speaking with good pronunciation. We recorded Japanese words spoken by bilinguals in Tokyo Japan...

Books etc

 
進化するヒトと機械の音声コミュニケーション
Toru Ifukube, Aogu Nishizaka, Tetsuo Kosaka, Toyoaki Nakayama, Sadaoki Furui, Akinori Ito, Masanori Tsujikawa, Munehiko Sasajima, Shunji Mitsuyoshi, Jianwu Dang, Satoru Fujita, Takashi Nose, Takashi Kaneda, Shuhei Kato, Keikichi Hirose, Kazunori Komatani, Norihide Kitaoka, Kenji Araki, Yuka Kobayashi, Makoto Sakai, Toru Nada, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Takuya Nakagawa, Nobuo Nukaga, Koichiro Nariai, Kaori Ohata, Eiko Todo, Yuichi Ueda, Keita Mukaigawa, Takeo Sakaguchi, and Tomoyuki Yatabe (Part:Contributor, 多様な音質の合成)
S&T Publishing   Sep 2015   ISBN:978-4-86469-065-2

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Use and evaluation of Tacotron and context features in rakugo speech synthesis
Shuhei Kato, Shinji Takaki, Junichi Yamagishi, Yusuke Yasuda, Xin Wang
Speech Committee   Mar 2019   
We have been working on constructing rakugo (a traditional Japanese verbal entertainment) speech synthesis toward speech synthesis which makes audience fun. In this paper, we adopt Tacotron, which is a sequence to sequence speech synthesis model. ...
Investigation of rakugo speech synthesis and analysis of context using WaveNet: toward speech synthesis entertaining people
Shuhei Kato, Shinji Takaki, Junichi Yamagishi, and Xin Wang
Acoustic Society of Japan 2018 Autumn Meeting   Sep 2018   
タブレットPCを使った英文音読の自動評価システムの開発
Yutaka Yamauchi, Nobuaki Minematsu, Akemi Kawamura, Megumi Nishikawa, and Shuhei Kato
The Japan Association for Language Education and Technology Kanto Chapter Spring Conference   18 Jun 2016   
オンライン語彙テストにおける認識速度と正答・誤答と変動係数 (CV) の関係についての実証的考察
Yutaka Yamauchi, Nobuaki Minematsu, Akemi Kawamura, Megumi Nishikawa, and Shuhei Kato
The Japan Association for Language Education and Technology Kanto Chapter Autumn Conference   28 Nov 2015   
語彙認識の自動化を測定するオンライン英語語彙テストの開発と検証
Yutaka Yamauchi, Nobuaki Minematsu, Akemi Kawamura, Megumi Nishikawa, Shuhei Kato, and Masaya Fujita
The 55th National Conference of the Japan Association for Language Education and Technology   Aug 2015