Esther Klabbers-Judd

esther klabbers judd
Phone: 503 346-3759
Fax: 503 346-3754

Current Appointment
Research Associate Professor

Central Building, Room 143 (West Campus)

2000 - Ph.D., Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology
1996 - M.A., Language and Computer Science, University of Nijmegen
1992 - B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Nijmegen

Research Area
Center for Spoken Language Understanding

Research Interests
Text-to-speech synthesis, prosody analysis and synthesis, audible discontinuities, acoustic analysis, and assistive devices.

Selected Publications
  • J. van Santen, T. Mishra, and E. Klabbers (2008), "Prosodic Processing", In J. Benesty, M. Sondhi, and Y. Huang (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Speech Processing, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 471-488.
  • E. Klabbers, J. van Santen, A. Kain (2007)."The contribution of various sources of spectral mismatch to audible discontinuities in a diphone database", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing Journal, 15(3), pp. 949-956.
  • E. Klabbers, T. Mishra, and J. van Santen (2007), Analysis of affective speech recordings using the superpositional intonation model, Proceedings of the 6th ISCA workshop on speech synthesis (SSW6), pp. 339-344, Bonn, Germany.
  • E. Klabbers, J. van Santen and J. Wouters (2005). Minimizing the amount of pitch modification in speech synthesis, in S. Narayanan and A. Alwan (eds). Text to Speech synthesis: New Paradigms and Advances, Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, Upper Saddle River, NJ, pp. 89-107.