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Automatic Prominence Annotation of a German Speech Synthesis Corpus: Towards Prominence-Based Prosody Generation for Unit Selection Synthesis

  • This paper describes work directed towards the development of a syllable prominence-based prosody generation functionality for a German unit selection speech synthesis system. A general concept for syllable prominence-based prosody generation in unit selection synthesis is proposed. As a first step towards its implementation, an automated syllable prominence annotation procedure based on acoustic analyses has been performed on the BOSS speech corpus. The prominence labeling has been evaluated against an existing annotation of lexical stress levels and manual prominence labeling on a subset of the corpus. We discuss methods and results and give an outlook on further implementation steps.

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Author:Andreas Windmann, Petra Wagner, Fabio Tamburini, Denis Arnold, Catharine Oertel
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW7) September 22-24, 2010, Kyoto, Japan
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2010
Date of Publication (online):2017/03/13
GND Keyword:Annotation; Forschungsmethode; Korpus <Linguistik>; Prosodie; Sprachproduktion
First Page:377
Last Page:382
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Phonetik / Phonologie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG