The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 25-28, 1990
Autrans, France

A Framework for Morphological and Syntactic Analysis and Its Application in a Text-To-Speech System for German

Thomas Russi

Group for Speech and Language Processing, Institute of Electronics Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

This paper presents SYMA, a framework to analyze a text syntactically and morphologically and to convert it from graphemic to phonetic representation (or vice versa). We describe our grammar formalism and report a parsing experiment comparing eight parsing strategies. The morphological and syntactic analyzer has been developed for a text-to-speech system for German. However, the approach is language-independent and general enough to be used in, e.g., dialog systems, NL-interfaces or speech recognition systems.


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Bibliographic reference.  Russi, Thomas (1990): "A framework for morphological and syntactic analysis and its application in a text-to-speech system for German", In SSW1-1990, 117-120.