Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Prosodic Control in Chinese TTS System

Shinan Lu (1), Lin He (1), Yufang Yang (2), Jianfen Cao (3)

(1) Institute of Acoustics, Academia Sinica (2) Institute of Psychology, Academia Sinica (3) Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China

In this paper, the prosodic control strategy is discussed under the collectivity of Chinese TTS system design. A four level (syllable, prosodic word, prosodic phrase and sentence) pitch modification and multiplicative duration model are suggested. Although the prototype of models was formed in 1994, the subsequent results of concerned research based on large speech databases are also represented, which effectively advance to perfect the prosody control mode of the Chinese TTS system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lu, Shinan / He, Lin / Yang, Yufang / Cao, Jianfen (2000): "Prosodic control in Chinese TTS system", In ICSLP-2000, vol.1, 21-24.