8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Mixed-Lingual Text Analysis for Polyglot TTS Synthesis

Beat Pfister, Harald Romsdorfer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis is more and more confronted with the language mixing phenomenon. An important step towards the solution of this problem and thus towards a so-called polyglot TTS system is an analysis component for mixed-lingual texts. In this paper it is shown how such an analyzer can be realized for a set of languages, starting from a corresponding set of monolingual analyzers which are based on DCGs and chart parsing.

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Bibliographic reference.  Pfister, Beat / Romsdorfer, Harald (2003): "Mixed-lingual text analysis for polyglot TTS synthesis", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 2037-2040.