Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

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

Synthesizing Conversational Intonation from a Linguistically Rich Input

Paul Taylor (1), Alan W. Black (2)

(1) Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK (2) ATR Interpreting Telecommunication Laboratories, Soraku-gun, Kyoto, Japan

This paper describes a general system which maps from a phonological specification of an utterance Js intonation to a F0 contour. The system can accommodate a variety of feature based phonological description schemes. Speaker dependent characteristics can be modelled and an automatic method of determining these is described.

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Bibliographic reference.  Taylor, Paul / Black, Alan W. (1994): "Synthesizing conversational intonation from a linguistically rich input", In SSW2-1994, 175-178.