Marcus Filipsson

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This article presents a discussion of a number of algorithms being developed which will enable the generation of prosodic structure for Swedish restricted texts. These algorithms, including a word-class tagger, a complex-word identifier and a prosodic parser form part of a linguistic preprocessor to a text-to-speech system for generation of intonation.(More)
An algorithm for referent tracking in a restricted domain is described which allows one to preprocess a text and automatically tag words as either contextually ‘New’ or ‘Given’. The algorithm presupposes computational modelling of lexical semantic identity of sense relations as well as information on inflexional/derivational morphology and compounding. This(More)
The main goal of our current research is the development of the Swedish prosody model. In our analysis of discourse and dialogue intonation we are exploiting model-based resynthesis. By comparing synthesized default and fine-tuned pitch contours for dialogues under study we are able to isolate relevant intonation patterns. This analysis of intonation is(More)
A summary of the motivation for the various levels of structure assumed in a prosodic hierarchy for Swedish and the linguistic and discourse parameters that are needed for their recognition in texts are presented. INTRODUCTION Current speech synthesis systems, which lack detailed prosodic structure cannot generate many of the intonational patterns that one(More)
The issue of describing and identifying coreference relations between lexical (content) words is discussed. In textto-speech applications, it is important to be able to recognize these relations since contextually coreferent (given) words are associated with tone accent patterns that differ from those on new information. An algorithm for referent tracking(More)