Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

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

An Integrated Morpho-Syntactic Analysis with Phonetic Transcription for an Italian Text-to-Speech System

G. Ferri (1), P. Pierucci (1), D. Sanzone (2)

(1) IBM Italy, Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Rome, Italy
(2) UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

As a part of a project aimed at developing of an Italian text-to-speech system, a morpho-syntactic analyzer was set up. The main goal of this analyzer was to provide all the syntactic and morphologic features for each word of a written text. Furthermore, the phonetic transcription of each word was determined. Finally, syntactically related words were marked to form a suitable basis for pitch contour determination.


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Bibliographic reference.  Ferri, G. / Pierucci, P. / Sanzone, D. (1994): "An integrated morpho-syntactic analysis with phonetic transcription for an Italian text-to-speech system", In SSW2-1994, 183-186.