A set of rules is proposed for the automatic synthesis of natural-sounding intonation as part of speech synthesis in Dutch from unrestricted text. Results of a formal perceptual evaluation show that the synthetic intonation is judged to be as natural as human intonation for isolated utterances; for texts, additional provisions are required to model contributions of text structure. It is suggested that the regularities expressed by the rules may apply to other languages as well.
|Title of host publication||Eurospeech 89 : European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Paris - September 1989|
|Editors||J.P. Tubach, J.J. Mariani|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
|Event||1st European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, EUROSPEECH 1989 - Paris, France|
Duration: 27 Sept 1989 → 29 Sept 1989
|Conference||1st European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, EUROSPEECH 1989|
|Period||27/09/89 → 29/09/89|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the Foundation for Speech Technology, which is sponsored by the Dutch National Programme for the Advancement of Information Technology (SPIN), as part of the research programme "Analysis and Synthesis of Speech".
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