Speech Prosody 2002

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

Prosodic Word: the Lowest Constituent in the Mandarin Prosody Processing

Yao Qian, Wuyun Pan

Linguistics Institute, Shanghai Normal University, China

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.

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Bibliographic reference.  Qian, Yao / Pan, Wuyun (2002): "Prosodic word: the lowest constituent in the Mandarin prosody processing", In SP-2002, 591-594.