Jan Roelof De Pijper

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We propose a set of rules for the computation of prosody which are implemented in an existing generic Data-to-Speech system. The rules make crucial use of both sentence-internal and sentence-external semantic and syntactic information provided by the system. In a Text-to-Speech system, this information would have to be obtained through text analysis, but in(More)
This paper addresses two main questions: (a) Can listeners assign values of perceived boundary strength to the juncture between any two words? (b) If so, what is the relationship between these values and various (combinations of) suprasegmental features. Three speakers read a set of twenty utterances of varying length and complexity. A panel of nineteen(More)
This paper shows that a new Data-to-Speech system, called GoalGetter, could be created relatively easily from an existing one, the DYD system, despite the fact that the domain, the language and the speech output technique differ. It is shown that the original system is easily portable and that problems that arose after porting can receive generalized(More)
We present a combination of techniques for the creation of diierent data-to-speech systems. These are implemented in a generic system called D2S, which is suuciently general to be used as a basis for applications in diierent languages and domains. Language and speech generation in D2S is done by means of techniques which are aimed at nding a balance between(More)
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