The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis
September 25-28, 1990
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.
Bibliographic reference. Monaghan, Alex I. C. (1990): "A multi-phase parsing strategy for unrestricted text", In SSW1-1990, 109-112.