Third ESCA/COCOSDA Workshop on Speech Synthesis
November 26-29, 1998
This paper describes an approach to syllabification that has been incorporated into the English and German text-to-speech systems at Bell Labs. Implemented as a weighted finite-state transducer, the syllabifier is easily integrated - via mathematical composition - into the finite-state based text analysis component of the text-to-speech system. The weights are based on frequencies of onset, nucleus and coda types obtained from training data. While the training data is language-dependent, the formal approach is multilingual.
Bibliographic reference. Kiraz, George Anton / Möbius, Bernd (1998): "Multilingual Syllabification Using Weighted Finite-State Transducers", In SSW3-1998, 71-76.