Generating synthetic speech prosody with lazy learning in tree structures

Laurent Blin, Laurent Miclet
2000 Proceedings of the 2nd workshop on Learning language in logic and the 4th conference on Computational natural language learning -   unpublished
We present ongoing work on prosody prediction for speech synthesis. This approach considers sentences as tree structures and infers the prosody from a corpus of such structures using machine learning techniques. The prediction is achieved from the prosody of the closest sentence of the corpus through tree similarity measurements, using either the nearest neighbour algorithm or an analogy-based approach. We introduce two different tree structure representations, the tree similarity metrics
more » ... arity metrics considered, and then we discuss the different prediction methods. Experiments are currently under process to qualify this approach.
doi:10.3115/1117601.1117620 fatcat:w3jeiuxk6veyfmv6lbulfjggve