Speech Prosody 2002
This paper proposed a novel method, which is using prosodic word as the lowest constituent in the prosody processing, to solve the prosody problem of Mandarin concatenative speech synthesizer based on a large corpus. The results, obtained from applying new solution to deal with the intonational prominence placement and break boundaries assigning in text-to-speech systems, are positive and encouraging.
Bibliographic reference. Qian, Yao / Pan, Wuyun (2002): "Prosodic word: the lowest constituent in the Mandarin prosody processing", In SP-2002, 591-594.