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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110135886
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Series: Speech Research Series , #11
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
A five year research program "Analysis and Synthesis of Speech" 1
1 Input characteristics
Text features affecting listening performance in one way speech communication 13
TextScan: A preprocessing module for automatic text-to-speech conversion 27
2 Linguistic aspects
Multiple paths to the lexicon 45
MORPA: A morpheme lexicon based morphological parser 67
MORPHON: Lexicon-based text-to-phoneme conversion and phonological rules 87
Pattern-driven morphological decomposition 101
Prosodic sentence analysis without parsing 115
Prosodic analysis: The next generation 131
3 Building blocks for speech synthesis
Speech synthesis with accented and unaccented diphones 147
Development of rule based analysis for text-to-speech 157
4 Acoustic-phonetic data and synthesis rules
How does speaking rate influence vowel formant track parameters? 171
From data to rules: A background survey 193
Collecting data for a speech database 207
5 Prosody
Accentuation, information value and word duration: Effects on speech production, naturalness and sentence processing 225
Human and synthetic intonation: A case study 241
Sandhi processes in natural and synthetic speech 261
6 Signal analysis
Speech quality and speaker characteristics 279
Robust ARMA analysis for speech research 289
7 Implementations and evaluation
A stand-alone text-to-speech system 309
Speech Maker: A flexible framework for constructing text-to-speech systems 317
Evaluation of text-to-speech conversion for Dutch 339
Appendix 1. Institutes and individuals participating in ASSP 361
Appendix 2. Publications by SPIN-funded researchers 365
References 383
Name index 407
Subject index 413
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