Speech Prosody 2010

Chicago, IL, USA
May 10-14, 2010

F0 Contour and Segmental Duration Modeling Using Prosodic Features

Agnieszka Wagner, Katarzyna Klessa

Department of Phonetics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznañ, Poland

This paper proposes a framework of F0 contour generation and segmental duration modeling for application in a unit-selection speech synthesis system for Polish – BOSS. We describe the design of the F0 and duration modeling modules and emphasize the role of prosodic features (related to stress, pitch accent and phrase) in these two tasks.

Index Terms: intonation modeling, F0, duration, prosodic features, speech synthesis

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Bibliographic reference.  Wagner, Agnieszka / Klessa, Katarzyna (2010): "F0 contour and segmental duration modeling using prosodic features", In SP-2010, paper 104.