An infrastructure for Turkish prosody generation in text-to-speech synthesis

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Külekçi, M. Oğuzhan and Oflazer, Kemal (2006) An infrastructure for Turkish prosody generation in text-to-speech synthesis. In: TAINN 2006 Fifteenth Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, Muğla

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Abstract

Text-to-speech engines benefit from natural language processing while generating the appropriate prosody. In this study, we investigate the natural language processing infrastructure for Turkish prosody generation in three steps as pronunciation disambiguation, phonological phrase detection and intonation level assignment. We focus on phrase boundary detection and intonation assignment. We propose a phonological phrase detection scheme based on syntactic analysis for Turkish and assign one of three intonation levels to words in detected phrases. Empirical observations on 100 sentences show that the proposed scheme works with approximately 85% accuracy.
Item Type: Papers in Conference Proceedings
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Kemal Oflazer
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2006 02:00
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 08:32
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/1209

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