Intonation by rule in text-to-speech applications

René Collier, Jacques Terken

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The high degree of standardization that can be achieved in the intonational synthesis by rule of isolated utterances may not be applicable to that of longer texts, because the listener may become aware of the unnatural recurrence of invariably the same melodic recipe. Two experiments were run in which listeners evaluated the naturalness of a prose text that had been intoned with varying degrees of melodic standardization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Speech Technology, Edinburgh, September 1987 : [proceedings]
EditorsJ. Laver, M.A. Jack
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherCEP consultants
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0905941241, 9780905941240
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Event1987 European Conference on Speech Technology, ECST 1987 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sept 19874 Sept 1987


Conference1987 European Conference on Speech Technology, ECST 1987
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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