Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Prosody Generation in Chinese Synthesis Using the Template of Quantified Prosodic Unit and Base Intonation Contour

Yu Hu, Qin-Feng Liu, Ren-Hua Wang

University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

This paper presents a prosody generation method for Chinese mandarin using the template of quantified prosodic unit and base intonation contour. This method uses the prosodic feature picked-up from the syllables in the prosody words by rule as the base unit, and integrates the prosody rules in the prosody words of Chinese mandarin and base intonation contour to achieve the prosody contours with high naturalness. Experiment shows that the prosody contour generated by this method lively represent s the agility of the prosody of Chinese mandarin, and improves the expressive force of the synthesized speech.


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Bibliographic reference.  Hu, Yu / Liu, Qin-Feng / Wang, Ren-Hua (2000): "Prosody generation in Chinese synthesis using the template of quantified prosodic unit and base intonation contour", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 55-58.