Australian speech science and technology association
Proceedings International conference on speech and language processing pages:1395-1398
International conference on speech and language processing location:Sydney, (Australia date:1998
Text-to-Prosody systems based on the use of prosodic databases
extracted from natural speech will be a key point for further
development of new Text-to-Speech systems.
This paper describes a system using such speech databases to
generate the rhythm and the intonation of a French written text.
The system is based on a very crude chinks ’n chunks prosodic
phrasing algorithm and on a prosodic analysis of a natural
speech database. The rhythm of the synthetic speech is
generated with a CART tree trained on a large mono-speaker
speech corpus. The acoustic aspect of the intonation is derived
from a set of prosodic patterns automatically derived from the
same speech corpus.
The system has been tested on single sentences and news
paragraphs. Informal listening tests have shown that the
resulting prosody is convincing most of the time.
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