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Prosody modeling with soft templates

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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...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/S0167-6393(02)00047-X

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Institution:
"Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies"
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Institution:
"Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies"
Publisher:
Elsevier Science B. V. Publisher's website
Journal:
Speech Communication Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
311-352
Publication date:
2003-02-06
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ISSN:
0167-6393
URN:
uuid:a453b9e5-010e-42e4-b41b-e5b882ad1bc3
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ora:1438

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