15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
We present a model for prosodic synthesis in the framework of the Meaning-Text Theory. We discuss the usefulness of the dependency tree as the syntactic representation in comparison to the usual X-bar phrase structure, and we introduce a topological and a phonological representation as intermediate steps in the generation process. The correspondences between the different levels are formalized and implemented, and several grammars have been developed.
Bibliographic reference. Gerdes, Kim / Yoo, Hi-Yon (2003): "The fields on the way to prosody: alternatives to phrase structure based approaches to prosody", In ICPhS-15, 559-562.