Paper: Matching A Tone-Based And Tune-Based Approach To English Intonation For Concept-To-Speech Generation

ACL ID C00-2120
Title Matching A Tone-Based And Tune-Based Approach To English Intonation For Concept-To-Speech Generation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

Tlle paper describes the results of a compari- son of two annotation systems for isstoslal;ion, the tone-based ToBI al)proach and the 1;une- based api)roach proposed by Systemic Func- ti(mal Grammar (SFO). The goal of this compar- ison is to detine a mapping between the two sys- tems tbr the purpose of concept-to-speech gen- eration of English. Since ToB: is widely used in Sl)eech synthesis and SFG is widely used in nal;ural language generation and oft~rs a lin- guistically motivated aecollnt of intonation, it; appears a promising step to comt)ine the two approaches for concept-to-speech. A corpus of English utterances has been analysed with both ~].~()13I and SFG categories; eomparison of the analysis results has lead to the identification of some basic equivalents between the two systems...