Pauses and the temporal structure of speech

Zellner, Brigitte (1994) Pauses and the temporal structure of speech. [Book Chapter]

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Natural-sounding speech synthesis requires close control over the temporal structure of the speech flow. This includes a full predictive scheme for the durational structure and in particuliar the prolongation of final syllables of lexemes as well as for the pausal structure in the utterance. In this chapter, a description of the temporal structure and the summary of the numerous factors that modify it are presented. In the second part, predictive schemes for the temporal structure of speech ("performance structures") are introduced, and their potential for characterising the overall prosodic structure of speech is demonstrated.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:pauses, speech silences, temporal structure of speech, temporal organisation of speech, rhythm, speech rhythm, prediction of the temporal structure of speech, modelling speech rhythm, algorithm for speech timing, prosody, speech synthesis
Subjects:Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
ID Code:884
Deposited By: ZellnerKeller, Dr. Brigitte
Deposited On:21 Jul 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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