Training intonational phrasing rules automatically for English and Spanish text-to-speech

@article{Hirschberg1994TrainingIP,
  title={Training intonational phrasing rules automatically for English and Spanish text-to-speech},
  author={Julia Hirschberg and Pilar Prieto},
  journal={Speech Communication},
  year={1994},
  volume={18},
  pages={281-290}
}
Abstract We describe a procedure for acquiring intonational phrasing rules for text-to-speech synthesis automatically, from annotated text, and some evaluation of this procedure for English and Spanish. The procedure employs decision trees generated automatically, using Classification and Regression Tree techniques, from text corpora which have been hand-labeled by native speakers with likely locations of intonational boundaries, in conjunction with information available about the text via… CONTINUE READING

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