EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


On the Prosody of German Telephone Numbers

Stefan Baumann, Jürgen Trouvain

University of the Saarland, Germany

Spoken telephone numbers are prosodically structured. This is reflected on various levels, such as grouping, wording and accenting. Realisation strategies employed by German speakers are used to model the prosody of telephone number production. In a listening preference test using synthetic speech two strategies used by commercial inquiry systems proved to be less acceptable than the versions based on the proposed models. These models are proposed for use in speech-synthesis-based telephone number inquiry services.

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Bibliographic reference.  Baumann, Stefan / Trouvain, Jürgen (2001): "On the prosody of German telephone numbers", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 557-560.