4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Modeling Segment Intonation for Slovene TTS System

Ales Dobnikar

J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

A scheme for modeling the F0 contour for different types of intonation units for the Slovene language is presented. It is based on results of analyzing F0 contours, using a quantitative model. Data from ten speakers was collected, resulting in a large corpora, mainly of declarative sentences. A way of generating the F0 contour for given utterances was defined, using only the text of the utterance as input. Near-to-natural synthesized F0 contour was obtained by rules which regard the F0 contour as the sum of global and local components.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dobnikar, Ales (1996): "Modeling segment intonation for Slovene TTS system", In ICSLP-1996, 1864-1867.