Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
A model of intonation is trained here in order to capture stylistic factors for an application: reading of telephone directory listings. The system was designed to carry out one of the evaluation tasks of the 3rd International Workshop on Speech Synthesis in Jenolan-Australia and the input to the system conforms to the format of the listings defined there. The resulting synthetic prosody is fed into the ICP concatenative synthesis system and compared to natural prosody and prosody obtained from text reading material.
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Bibliographic reference. Morlec, Yann / Bailly, Gérard / Aubergé, Véronique (1999): "Training an application-dependent prosodic model corpus, model and evaluation", In EUROSPEECH'99, 1643-1646.