Text-to-intonation in spontaneous Swedish

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This paper deals with a number of aspects of intonation in spontaneous dialogues in a language technology perspective. The key topics to be addressed are: I) the analysis of global intonation and its interaction with textual structure, II) the implementation of global and textual aspects of discourse intonation in an analysis-by-synthesis environment. We present models for the analyses of intonation and textual content in spontaneous conversations in Swedish. The models are implemented in a computational environment, making it possible to generate F0 contours, which can be imposed on a speech waveform using the PSOLA technique. The result is a text-to-intonation system, where textual and lexical analyses automatically generate hypothetical intonation contours, which can through resynthesis, and eventually be used in a text-to-speech system.


Research areas and keywords

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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


  • intonation, spoken dialogue, analysis-by-synthesis
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings EUROSPEECH-1997
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch
EventEUROSPEECH '97 - Rhodes
Duration: 1997 Sep 22 → …


ConferenceEUROSPEECH '97
Period1997/09/22 → …

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

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