Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Structural Data-Driven Prosody Model for TTS Synthesis

Jan Romportl

Department of Cybernetics, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic

This paper introduces a new data-driven prosody model for the text-to-speech system ARTIC. The model is intended to be almost language-independent and to generate naturally sounding intonation with a link to semantics. It is based on text parametrisation using a new prosodic grammar and on automatic speech corpora analysis methods. Its performance is evaluated by results of presented listening tests.

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Bibliographic reference.  Romportl, Jan (2006): "Structural data-driven prosody model for TTS synthesis", In SP-2006, paper 153.