Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Using Statistical Models to Predict Phrase Boundaries for Speech Synthesis

Eric Sanders (1), Paul Taylor (2)

(1) Nijmegen University, Netherlands
(2) Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

This paper describes a variety of methods for inserting phrase boundaries in text. The methods work by examining the likelihood of a phrase break occurring in a sequence of three part-of-speech tags. The paper explains this basic technique and desribes more sophisticaed variations using distance probabilities.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sanders, Eric / Taylor, Paul (1995): "Using statistical models to predict phrase boundaries for speech synthesis", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1811-1814.