Prosody modeling with soft templates
This paper describes a novel prosody generation model. We intend it to broadly support many linguistic theories and multiple languages, for the model imposes no restriction on accent categories and shapes. This capability is crucial to the next-generation of Text-to-Speech systems that will need to synthesize intonation variations for different speech acts, emotions, and styles of speech. The system supports mark-up tags that are mathematically defined and generate f0 deterministically. Under...Expand abstract
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- Peer reviewed
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- Elsevier Science B. V.
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Dr Kochanski is now based at the University of Oxford Phonetics Laboratory.
Citation: Kochanski, G. & Shih, C. (2003). 'Prosody modeling with soft templates', Speech Communication, 39(3-4), 311-352. [Available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01676393].