Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Using Two-Level Morphology as a Generator-Synthesizer Interface for Concept-To-Speech

Georg Niklfeld, Hannes Pirker, Harald Trost

Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Wien, Austria

In a project for the development of a concept-to-speech system for German, we apply extended two-level-morphology [8] to provide a unified solution for the tasks of morphotactics, segmental (morpho)phonology, syllabification and assignment of stress. Starting from a lexeme-based lexicon, we show that a declarative two-level-implementation of a single rule-corpus complemented with feature filters is sufficient for a comprehensive account of the various mutual influences holding between separate phonological dimensions in the phonology of German. Information from higher levels of linguistic structure, up to textual representation, can be exploited in our system by performing a look-up of relevant feature-values through the filter conditions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Niklfeld, Georg / Pirker, Hannes / Trost, Harald (1995): "Using two-level morphology as a generator-synthesizer interface for concept-to-speech", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1223-1226.