Stochastic and syntactic techniques for predicting phrase breaks

@inproceedings{Read2005StochasticAS,
  title={Stochastic and syntactic techniques for predicting phrase breaks},
  author={Ian Read and Stephen Cox},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2005}
}
Determining the position of breaks in a sentence is a key task for a text-to-speech system. A synthesized sentence containing incorrect breaks at best requires increased listening effort, and at worst, may have lower intelligibility and different semantics from a correctly phrased sentence. In addition, the position of breaks must be known before other components of the sentence’s prosodic structure can be determined. We consider here some methods for phrase break prediction in which the whole… CONTINUE READING
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