Computing prosodic properties in a data-to-speech system

M. Theune, E.A.M. Klabbers, J.E.J.M. Odijk, J.R. Pijper, de

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    We propose a set of rules for the computation of prosody which are implemented in an existing generic Data-to-Speech system. The rules make crucial use of both sentence-internal and sentence-external semantic and syntactic information provided by the system. In a Textto -Speech system, this information would have to be obtained through text analysis, but in Data-to-Speech it is readily available, and its reliable and detailed character makes it possible to compute the prosodic properties of generated sentences in a sophisticated way. This in turn allows for a close control of prosodic realization, resulting in natural-sounding intonation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Concept to Speech Generation Systems, Madrid, Spain, July 11
    EditorsK. Alter, H. Pirker, W. Finkler
    Pages39-45
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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    Theune, M., Klabbers, E. A. M., Odijk, J. E. J. M., & Pijper, de, J. R. (1997). Computing prosodic properties in a data-to-speech system. In K. Alter, H. Pirker, & W. Finkler (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Concept to Speech Generation Systems, Madrid, Spain, July 11 (pp. 39-45)
    Theune, M. ; Klabbers, E.A.M. ; Odijk, J.E.J.M. ; Pijper, de, J.R. / Computing prosodic properties in a data-to-speech system. Proceedings of the Workshop on Concept to Speech Generation Systems, Madrid, Spain, July 11. editor / K. Alter ; H. Pirker ; W. Finkler. 1997. pp. 39-45
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    Theune, M, Klabbers, EAM, Odijk, JEJM & Pijper, de, JR 1997, Computing prosodic properties in a data-to-speech system. in K Alter, H Pirker & W Finkler (eds), Proceedings of the Workshop on Concept to Speech Generation Systems, Madrid, Spain, July 11. pp. 39-45.

    Computing prosodic properties in a data-to-speech system. / Theune, M.; Klabbers, E.A.M.; Odijk, J.E.J.M.; Pijper, de, J.R.

    Proceedings of the Workshop on Concept to Speech Generation Systems, Madrid, Spain, July 11. ed. / K. Alter; H. Pirker; W. Finkler. 1997. p. 39-45.

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    Theune M, Klabbers EAM, Odijk JEJM, Pijper, de JR. Computing prosodic properties in a data-to-speech system. In Alter K, Pirker H, Finkler W, editors, Proceedings of the Workshop on Concept to Speech Generation Systems, Madrid, Spain, July 11. 1997. p. 39-45