ISCA Archive SSW 1990
ISCA Archive SSW 1990

A multi-phase parsing strategy for unrestricted text

Alex I. C. Monaghan

This paper describes work done on the Edinburgh University CSTR text-to-speech (TTS) system, a linguistically sophisticated speech output system based around a morph lexicon and a complex morphological decomposition module. The major problem with this and many other TTS systems is the lack of a reliable syntactic parse: this paper outlines a strategy designed to remedy that problem. The approach described here is, of course, still to be proven in application, but it is intended to produce a practical, efficient and flexible parsing strategy for unrestricted text by combining the best of both statistical and linguistic approaches.


Cite as: Monaghan, A.I.C. (1990) A multi-phase parsing strategy for unrestricted text. Proc. First ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW 1), 109-112

@inproceedings{monaghan90_ssw,
  author={Alex I. C. Monaghan},
  title={{A multi-phase parsing strategy for unrestricted text}},
  year=1990,
  booktitle={Proc. First ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW 1)},
  pages={109--112}
}