The ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 25-28, 1990
Autrans, France

Contextually Appropriate Intonation in Speech Synthesis

Jill House (1), Nick Youd (2)

(1) Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, UK (also Infovox AB, Solna, Sweden)
(2) Logica Cambridge Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom

A dialogue information system under development in the SUNDIAL project incorporates an interface between a message generator and a British English synthesis-by-rule system, to ensure that knowledge relevant to the determination of prosody is passed on in the form of textual markers. Syntactic or pragmatic in origin, the markers receive their prosodic interpretation on the synthesis side of the interface.


Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  House, Jill / Youd, Nick (1990): "Contextually appropriate intonation in speech synthesis", In SSW1-1990, 185-188.