Paper: Morphological Analysis For A German Text-To-Speech System

ACL ID C86-1063
Title Morphological Analysis For A German Text-To-Speech System
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986

A central problem in speech synthesis with unre- stricted vocabulary is the automatic derivation of correct pronunciation from the graphemic form of a text. The software module GRAPHON was developed to perform this conversion for German and is currently being extended by a morphological analysis compo- nent. This analysis is based on a morph lexicon and a sot of rule~ and structural descriptions for German word-forms. It provides each text input item with an individual characterization such that the phonological~ syntactic, and prosodic components may operate upon it. This systematic approach tht~s serves to minimize the number of wrong transcriptions and at the same time lays the foundation for the generation of stress and intonation patterns, yielding more intelligible~ natural-sounding,...