September 22-25, 1997
Modeling intonation, i.e., specifying adequate fundamental frequency (F0) contours, remains a challenging task for speech synthesis systems. This paper discusses the development of a system for phonetically specifying intonation contours for German. It deals with the problem of translating an phonological representation of intonation - namely the tone-sequence model - into a concrete phonetic model. Design options and evaluation methods are discussed
Bibliographic reference. Pirker, Hannes / Alter, Kai / Rank, Erhard / Matiasek, John / Trost, Harald / Kubin, Gernot (1997): "A system of stylized intonation contours in German", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 307-310.