Paper: Application Of The Liberman-Prince Stress Rules To Computer Synthesized Speech

ACL ID A83-1032
Title Application Of The Liberman-Prince Stress Rules To Computer Synthesized Speech
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1983
Authors

Computer synthesized speech is and will con- tinue to be an important feature of many artifi- cially intelligent systems. Although current computer synthesized speech is intelligible, it cannot yet pass a Turing test. One avenue for improving the intelligibility of computer synthe- sized speech and for making it more human-like is to incorporate stress patterns on words. But to achieve this improvement, a set of stress predic- tion rules amenable to computer implementation is needed. This paper evaluates one such theory for pre- dlcting stress, that of Liberman and Prince.