ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Linguistic-prosodic processing for text-to-speech synthesis in italian

Philippe Boula de Mareüil

The linguistic-prosodic processing applied to text-to-speech synthesis in Italian is described. It proceeds in 5 steps: tokenisation and normalisation of abbreviations, numbers, etc.; part-of-speech tagging, based on function words, terminations and contextual heuristics; shallow parsing, based on a chunk grammar; grapheme-to-phoneme conversion, lexical stress assignment and syllabification by an expert system, particular attention being paid to loanwords and proper names; at least, prosody generation. The last three steps are emphasised.


Cite as: Boula de Mareüil, P. (2000) Linguistic-prosodic processing for text-to-speech synthesis in italian. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 1, 697-700

@inproceedings{boulademareuil00_icslp,
  author={Philippe {Boula de Mareüil}},
  title={{Linguistic-prosodic processing for text-to-speech synthesis in italian}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 1, 697-700}
}