Paper: An Expert System For The Production Of Phoneme Strings From Unmarked English Text Using Machine-Induced Rules

ACL ID E83-1006
Title An Expert System For The Production Of Phoneme Strings From Unmarked English Text Using Machine-Induced Rules
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1983
Authors

The speech synthesis group at the Computer- Based Education Research Laboratory (CERL) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champalgn is developing a diphone speech synthesis system based on pltch-adaptive short-tlme Fourier transforms. This system accepts the phonemic specification of an utterance along with pitch, time, and amplitude warping functions in order to produce high quality speech output from stored dlphone templates. This paper describes the operation of a program which operates as a front end for the dlphone speech synthesis system. The UTTER (for "Unmarked Text Transcription by Expert Rule") system maps English text onto a phoneme string, which is then used as an input to the dlphone speech synthesis system. The program is a two- tiered Expert System which operates first ...