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Prosody Modelling in Concept-to-Speech Generation: Methodological Issues

McKeown, Kathleen; Pan, Shimei

We explore three issues for the development of concept-to-speech (CTS) systems. We identify information available in a language-generation system that has the potential to impact prosody; investigate the role played by different corpora in CTS prosody modelling; and explore different methodologies for learning how linguistic features
impact prosody. Our major focus is on the comparison of two machine learning methodologies: generalized rule induction and memory-based learning. We describe this work in the context of multimedia abstract generation of intensive care (MAGIC) data, a system that produces multimedia brings of the status of patients who have just undergone a bypass operation.

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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
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https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2000.0595

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Computer Science
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April 8, 2013
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