Third ESCA/COCOSDA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

November 26-29, 1998
Jenolan Caves House, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Reiterant Speech for the Evaluation of Natural vs. Synthetic Prosody

Albert Rilliard, Véronique Aubergé

Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble, France

This work deals with some evaluation experiments on reiterant speech using both synthetic and natural stimuli. They have been designed to test the efficiency of the described paradigm to diagnose the adequacy of synthetic prosody to syntactic structure in reference with natural performances. Following a general methodology developed for synthesis [1], experiments have been conducted on the ICP synthetic prosody with the aim of validating the original corpus from which the prosodic model was learned . perceptive information carried by prosody.


  1. Morlec, Y., Rilliard, A., Bailly, G. & Aubergé, V., "Evaluating the adequacy of synthetic prosody in signalling syntactic boundaries: methodology and first results". Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Vol. 1, p. 647-650, 1998.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rilliard, Albert / Aubergé, Véronique (1998): "Reiterant Speech for the Evaluation of Natural vs. Synthetic Prosody", In SSW3-1998, 87-92.