Information Based Intonation Synthesis

Scott Prevost, Mark Steedman

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Abstract

This paper presents a model for generating prosodically appropriate synthesized responses to database queries using Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG-cf.[22]), a formalism which easily integrates the notions of syntactic constituency, prosodic phrasing and information structure. The model determines accent locations within phrases on the basis of contrastive sets derived from the discourse structure and a domain-independent knowledge base.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Language Technology, Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jerey, USA, March 8-11, 1994
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Pages193-198
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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