Paper: Information Based Intonation Synthesis

ACL ID H94-1035
Title Information Based Intonation Synthesis
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

This paper presents a model for generating prosodically ap- propriate synthesized responses to database queries using Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG - cf. [22]), a for- malism which easily integrates the notions of syntactic con- stituency, prosodic phrasing and information structure. The model determines accent locations within phrases on the ba- sis of contrastive sets derived from the discourse structure and a domain-independent knowledge base.