Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 12-15, 1994
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA

Automatic Stylization of Intonation: Application to Speech Synthesis

Christophe D'Alessandro (1), Piet Mertens (2), Frédéric Beaugendre (1)

(1) LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France; (2) Department of Linguistics, K. U. Leuven, Belgium

We present an algorithm for automatic intonation stylisation. The algorithm is based on a model of intonation perception. The output of the algorithm is a set of static or dynamic tones, for each phonetic syllable (the "tonal score"). Resynthesis experiments show that stylized contours are identical to natural contours. This approach is compared with the pitch movements approach for intonation synthesis.

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Bibliographic reference.  D'Alessandro, Christophe / Mertens, Piet / Beaugendre, Frédéric (1994): "Automatic stylization of intonation: application to speech synthesis", In SSW2-1994, 155-158.