7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

Basque Intonation Modelling for Text to Speech Conversion

Eva Navas, Inmaculada Hernáez, Juan María Sánchez

University of the Basque Country, Spain

The present paper presents the modeling of standard Basque intonation to be used in text to speech conversion systems. The parameterization process of the Basque f0 curves made according to Fujisaki’s intonation model is explained: experiments made in the placing of the phrase commands of the model are described and the results of these experiments are analyzed. The statistical analysis of the obtained parameters using classification and regression trees is described and the results obtained in this study are also explained.

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Bibliographic reference.  Navas, Eva / Hernáez, Inmaculada / Sánchez, Juan María (2002): "Basque intonation modelling for text to speech conversion", In ICSLP-2002, 2409-2412.