Paper: Integrating Stress And Intonation Into A Concept-To-Speech System

ACL ID C90-2016
Title Integrating Stress And Intonation Into A Concept-To-Speech System
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

The paper deals with the integration of intonation algorithms into a concept-to-speech system for German 1). The algorithm for computing the stress hierarchy of a sentence introduced by Kiparski (1973) and the theory of syntactic grouping for intonation patterns developed by Bierwisch (1973) have been studied extensively, but they have never been implemented in a concept-to-speech system like the one presented here. We describe the back end of this concept-to-speech system: The surface generator transfers a hierarchical dependency structure of a sentence into a phoneme string by traversing it in a recurs~ve-descent manner. Surface structures unfold while generation proceeds, which means that at no point of the process does the full syntactic tree structure exist. As they depend on syntact...