Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Speech Synthesis in Spoken Dialogue Research

Gösta Bruce (1), Björn Granström (2), M. Filipsson (1), Kjell Gustafson (2), Merle Horne (1), David House (1), B. Lastow (1), Paul Touati (1)

(1) Dept of Linguistics and Phonetics, Lund, Sweden
(2) Dept of Speech Comm. and Music Acoustics, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

This paper concerns the use of speech synthesis as a tool in investigating dialogue structure and in modelling prosody for use in dialogue-based text-to-speech systems. We report on two different approaches used in our efforts to investigate how prosody is used as a communicative tool in dialogue situations. Our work has relevance for practical applications of both text-to-speech and speech recognition technology.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bruce, Gösta / Granström, Björn / Filipsson, M. / Gustafson, Kjell / Horne, Merle / House, David / Lastow, B. / Touati, Paul (1995): "Speech synthesis in spoken dialogue research", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1169-1172.