The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 25-28, 1990
Autrans, France

A Multi-Phase Parsing Strategy for Unrestricted Text

Alex I. C. Monaghan

Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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.


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Bibliographic reference.  Monaghan, Alex I. C. (1990): "A multi-phase parsing strategy for unrestricted text", In SSW1-1990, 109-112.