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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Learning Prosodic Features using a Tree Representation

Julia Hirschberg, Owen Rambow

AT&T Labs Research, USA

We describe experiments designed to learn associations between two types of intonational features, pitch accent and phrasing, from a tree-based corpus annotated with various intonational and syntactic features, for a concept-to-speech system. We show that using novel tree-based features improves the quality of boundary prediction over using only the linear order-based features normally used in text-to-speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hirschberg, Julia / Rambow, Owen (2001): "Learning prosodic features using a tree representation", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1175-1178.