ISCA Archive SDS 1995
ISCA Archive SDS 1995

Speech synthesis in dialogue systems

Mark Tatham, Katherine Morton

This paper argues that dialogue synthesis has special requirements. Users expect a high level of naturalness. We argue for good segmental rendering with the addition of pragmatic effects, such as emotion and attitude. We discuss the language model used, emphasising the phonological and phonetic levels essential to handle these effects. We draw on the theories of Cognitive Phonetics and Pragmatic Phonetics.

Cite as: Tatham, M., Morton, K. (1995) Speech synthesis in dialogue systems. Proc. ESCA Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems, 221-224

  author={Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton},
  title={{Speech synthesis in dialogue systems}},
  booktitle={Proc. ESCA Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems},