Beyond sentence prosody : paragraph intonation in Dutch

A.M.C. Sluijter, J.M.B. Terken

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    Abstract

    The present research aims at a partial model for synthesized text intonation, restricted to utterances consisting of a single in tonation phrase. Intonational characteristics of short utterances in different positions within a paragraph are investigated. The effects of position in the paragraph on sentence prosody are mainly located in the beginning of the utterance. A model is formulated to capture the main findings. The model is then per ceptually evaluated. The results indicate that the model can be used to improve the naturalness of rule-based intonation in a system for automatic text-to-speech conversion
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)180-188
    Number of pages9
    JournalPhonetica
    Volume50
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

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