ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

A system of stylized intonation contours in German

Hannes Pirker, Kai Alter, Erhard Rank, John Matiasek, Harald Trost, Gernot Kubin

Modeling intonation, i.e., specifying adequate fundamental frequency (F0) contours, remains a challenging task for speech synthesis systems. This paper discusses the development of a system for phonetically specifying intonation contours for German. It deals with the problem of translating an phonological representation of intonation - namely the tone-sequence model - into a concrete phonetic model. Design options and evaluation methods are discussed


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-125

Cite as: Pirker, H., Alter, K., Rank, E., Matiasek, J., Trost, H., Kubin, G. (1997) A system of stylized intonation contours in German. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 307-310, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-125

@inproceedings{pirker97_eurospeech,
  author={Hannes Pirker and Kai Alter and Erhard Rank and John Matiasek and Harald Trost and Gernot Kubin},
  title={{A system of stylized intonation contours in German}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={307--310},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-125},
  issn={1018-4074}
}