ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992

The development and perceptive evaluation of a model for paragraph intonation in dutch

Agaath Sluijter, Jacques Terken

The present research aims at a partial model for synthesized text intonation, restricted to utterances consisting of a single intonation phrase. Intonational characteristics of short utterances, embedded in systematically varied positions of a paragraph were investigated. The effects of paragraph position on sentence prosody were mainly located in the beginning of the utterance. A model was formulated capturing the main findings and it was perceptually evaluated within the framework of a system for text-to-speech synthesis. The results indicated that the model contributed to the naturalness of the synthesized intonation.


doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-97

Cite as: Sluijter, A., Terken, J. (1992) The development and perceptive evaluation of a model for paragraph intonation in dutch. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992), 353-356, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-97

@inproceedings{sluijter92b_icslp,
  author={Agaath Sluijter and Jacques Terken},
  title={{The development and perceptive evaluation of a model for paragraph intonation in dutch}},
  year=1992,
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992)},
  pages={353--356},
  doi={10.21437/ICSLP.1992-97}
}