Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Phonological rules modelling style variations of 'E' caduc in French Parisian spontaneous speech for text-to-speech synthesis

Pean Vincent (1), Lacheret-Dujour Anne (2)

(1) LIMSI-CNRS BP133, Orsay-Cedex, France
(2) ELSAP, Caen, France

Keywords : phonological variability, speaking styles, spontaneous speech, speech synthesis. The study presented in this paper has been carried out in the framework of phonological variability in French, with applications to automatic speech processing in mind. The specific aim of this study is to both characterize and model intra-speaker schwa variants in two speaking styles. Data have been collected from casual and careful speech corpus. Examples of phonological rules are given here.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vincent, Pean / Anne, Lacheret-Dujour (1995): "Phonological rules modelling style variations of 'e' caduc in French parisian spontaneous speech for text-to-speech synthesis", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1835-1838.