Style-Specific Phrasing in Speech Synthesis

  title={Style-Specific Phrasing in Speech Synthesis},
  author={Florian Metze and Kishore Prahallad and Alok Parlikar},
People pause between words and sentences when they speak. They pause to emphasize content, or to make an utterance more understandable, or just to take a breath. A speech synthesizer should also insert similar pauses to sound natural. The process of inserting prosodic breaks in an utterance is called Phrasing. Phrasing is a crucial step during speech synthesis because other models of prosody depend on it. Phrasing also helps characterize styles of speech, and synthesizers must adapt their… CONTINUE READING


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