5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
This paper proposes a computable, tone-driven method to model phrasal pitch movements in standard Chinese by (1) formulating physical constraints for phonetic control mechanisms, (2) defining four phrasal tones quantified by model parameters for generating phrasal tunes, and (3) forming phrasal pitch movements by mapping lexical tones onto phrasal tunes. Several experiments confirm the method's validity. The proposed method is an effective component technology for analyzing, synthesizing and understanding spoken Chinese intonation.
Bibliographic reference. Ni, Jinfu / Kawai, Goh / Hirose, Keikichi (1998): "A synthesis-oriented model of phrasal pitch movements in standard Chinese", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0750.