Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

Synthesizing Elaborate Intonation Contours in Text-to-Speech for French

Piet Mertens

Centre for Computational Linguistics, Leuven University (K.U.Leuven), Belgium

This paper presents a modular TTS system (called MINGUS) which exploits syntactic information contained in the input and allows additional annotation of the input in order to obtain particular intonation contours or to vary most prosodic parameters. This system is based on a tonal representation of French intonation, on a model of the interaction between syntax and prosody, and on a model of the semantic and pragmatic aspects of intonation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mertens, Piet (2002): "Synthesizing elaborate intonation contours in text-to-speech for French", In SP-2002, 499-502.