Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Bonn, Germany
August 22-24, 2007

Inventory of Intonation Contours for Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Tetyana Lyudovyk, Valentyna Robeiko

International Research/Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems, Kyiv, Ukraine

This paper presents an intonation model which determines intonation contours over intonation phrases. The model is described by four elements: communicative type of an intonation phrase; number of accent groups in it; position of the nuclear accent group in it; and set of target intonation points. Individualization of the model is based on semiautomatic analysis of speaker database. The model was implemented in unit selection TTS system for Ukrainian.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lyudovyk, Tetyana / Robeiko, Valentyna (2007): "Inventory of intonation contours for text-to-speech synthesis", In SSW6-2007, 368-373.