8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Multi-Context Rules for Phonological Processing in Polyglot TTS Synthesis

Harald Romsdorfer, Beat Pfister

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Polyglot text-to-speech synthesis, i.e. the synthesis of sentences containing one or more inclusions from other languages, primarily depends on an accurate morpho-syntactic analyzer for such mixed-lingual texts. From the output of this analyzer, the pronunciation can be derived by means of phonological transformations which are language-specific and depend on various contexts. In this paper a new rule formalism for such phonological transformations is presented, which complies also with the requirements of the mixed-lingual situation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Romsdorfer, Harald / Pfister, Beat (2004): "Multi-context rules for phonological processing in polyglot TTS synthesis", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 845-848.