Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 12-15, 1994
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA

How can Prosody Segment the Flow of (Synthetic) Speech?

Angelien Sanderman

Institute for Perception Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The research to be reported here is concerned with the demarcative function of prosody at the sentence level. The main aim was to model the performance of a speaker as to his/her way of prosodically 'chunking' the flow of speech. The prosodic behavior which was perceptually effective has been approximated in the form of recipes for synthetic speech. The results show that the listeners have a significant preference for the synthetic speech with the recipes.


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Bibliographic reference.  Sanderman, Angelien (1994): "How can prosody segment the flow of (synthetic) speech?", In SSW2-1994, 147-150.