4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Developing the Modelling of Swedish Prosody in Spontaneous Dialogue

Gösta Bruce (1), Marcus Filipsson (1), Johan Frid (1), Björn Granström (2), Kjell Gustafson (2), Merle Horne (1), David House (1), Birgitta Lastow (1), Paul Touati (1)

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

The main goal of our current research is the development of the Swedish prosody model. In our analysis of discourse and dialogue intonation we are exploiting model-based resynthesis. By comparing synthesized default and fine-tuned pitch contours for dialogues under study we are able to isolate relevant intonation patterns. This analysis of intonation is related to an independent modelling of topic structure consisting of lexical-semantic analysis and text segmentation. Some results from our model-based acoustic analysis are presented, and the implementation in text-to-speech-synthesis is discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bruce, Gösta / Filipsson, Marcus / Frid, Johan / Granström, Björn / Gustafson, Kjell / Horne, Merle / House, David / Lastow, Birgitta / Touati, Paul (1996): "Developing the modelling of Swedish prosody in spontaneous dialogue", In ICSLP-1996, 370-373.