ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2002
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2002

Prosodic word: the lowest constituent in the Mandarin prosody processing

Yao Qian, Wuyun Pan

This paper proposed a novel method, which is using prosodic word as the lowest constituent in the prosody processing, to solve the prosody problem of Mandarin concatenative speech synthesizer based on a large corpus. The results, obtained from applying new solution to deal with the intonational prominence placement and break boundaries assigning in text-to-speech systems, are positive and encouraging.


Cite as: Qian, Y., Pan, W. (2002) Prosodic word: the lowest constituent in the Mandarin prosody processing. Proc. Speech Prosody 2002, 591-594

@inproceedings{qian02_speechprosody,
  author={Yao Qian and Wuyun Pan},
  title={{Prosodic word: the lowest constituent in the Mandarin prosody processing}},
  year=2002,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2002},
  pages={591--594}
}