ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Representation and processing of linguistic structures for an all-prosodic synthesis system using XML

Mark Huckvale

The ProSynth speech synthesis project aims to re-implement and extend the YorkTalk all-prosodic synthesis system in an open manner preserving its most ap-pealing theoretical aspects. A significant novel aspect of the architecture of ProSynth is the use of the extensible mark-up language (XML) as a computational formalism for the representation of hierarchical linguistic structures. The facilities provided by XML match closely the requirements to represent the phonological features of an utterance in a metrical prosodic structure, namely: nodes described by attribute-value pairs forming strict hierarchies. The XML formalism also leads to an elegant and efficient method for representing declarative phonological contexts under which phonetic interpretation is performed.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-403

Cite as: Huckvale, M. (1999) Representation and processing of linguistic structures for an all-prosodic synthesis system using XML. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 1847-1850, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-403

@inproceedings{huckvale99_eurospeech,
  author={Mark Huckvale},
  title={{Representation and processing of linguistic structures for an all-prosodic synthesis system using XML}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={1847--1850},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-403}
}