ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Automatic modeling and implementation of intonation for the arabic language in TTS systems

Safa Nasser Eldin, Hanna Abdel Nour, Rajouani Abdenbi

This paper proposes a set of rules for the automatic generation of F0 contours for modern standard Arabic (MSA) affirmative and interrogative sentences. The objective is to finalize a model for the automatic processing of the intonative pattern in different TTS systems (e.g. synthesis by formants using Klatt synthesizer and synthesis by diphones, using a synthesizer based on PSOLA algorithm). The approach is based on the perceptive description of the Arabic intonation by extracting the pertinent variation of the intonative curve using a suitable stylization.


Cite as: Eldin, S.N., Nour, H.A., Abdenbi, R. (2000) Automatic modeling and implementation of intonation for the arabic language in TTS systems. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 1, 597-600

@inproceedings{eldin00_icslp,
  author={Safa Nasser Eldin and Hanna Abdel Nour and Rajouani Abdenbi},
  title={{Automatic modeling and implementation of intonation for the arabic language in TTS systems}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 1, 597-600}
}