This paper concerns the use of speech synthesis as a tool in investigating dialogue structure and in modelling prosody for use in dialogue-based text-to-speech systems. We report on two different approaches used in our efforts to investigate how prosody is used as a communicative tool in dialogue situations. Our work has relevance for practical applications of both text-to-speech and speech recognition technology.
Bibliographic reference. Bruce, Gösta / Granström, Björn / Filipsson, M. / Gustafson, Kjell / Horne, Merle / House, David / Lastow, B. / Touati, Paul (1995): "Speech synthesis in spoken dialogue research", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1169-1172.