Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Generating Prosody by Superposing Multi-Parametric Overlapping Contours

Bleicke Holm, Gérard Bailly

Institut de la Communication Parlée - CNRS/INPG/U3, Grenoble, France

We present here a model for generating prosody by superposing overlapping multi-parametric contours. These contours are associated with high-level communication tasks such as segmentation, hierarchisation or emphasis of discourse units. We propose a analysis-by-synthesis scheme for automatically learning these contours and apply this new paradigm to the enunciation of mathematical formulae and utterances carrying various attitudes.


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Bibliographic reference.  Holm, Bleicke / Bailly, Gérard (2000): "Generating prosody by superposing multi-parametric overlapping contours", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 203-206.