Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

A New Model of Intonation for Use with Speech Synthesis and Recognition

Paul Taylor, Stephen Isard

Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, UK

This paper describes a synthesis from analysis scheme for producing natural sounding intonation for speech synthesis. The paper presents a new method of describing Fo contours in terms of three basic phonetic intonation elements. Details are given of an automatic system for labelling Fo contours, which could be used for speech recognition purposes. Current work on extracting a phonological description from this phonetic description is discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Taylor, Paul / Isard, Stephen (1992): "A new model of intonation for use with speech synthesis and recognition", In ICSLP-1992, 1287-1290.