15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Modelling Stylistic Variation of Speech Basic Research and Speech Technology Application

Klaus J. Kohler

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Among the sources of pronunciation variability, phrase structure, prosody, communicative situation and speaking style are of prime importance for the modelling of connected-speech production. There is a need for complementing word-level phonetics and phonology by a phrase-level component through the analysis of large labelled connected-speech databases. This leads to the modelling of selected areas of phrase-level processes in basic research and in speech technology applications, especially in TTS synthesis.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kohler, Klaus J. (2003): "Modelling stylistic variation of speech basic research and speech technology application", In ICPhS-15, 223-226.