Accession Number : AD0670050

Title :   SYNTHETIC ELOCUTION: CONSIDERATIONS IN AUTOMATIC ORTHOGRAPHIC-TO-PHONETIC CONVERSION OF ENGLISH WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PROSODIC FEATURES.

Descriptive Note : Working papers in Phonetics no. 8,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Vanderslice,Ralph

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : The prosodic model put forward in this work assumes an input in which text words are represented in their canonical orthoepic forms (segmentals and 'stress' patterns transcribed as for some ideal pronouncing dictionary) along with representations of their syntactic and semantic relations. Traditional IPA stress marks are reinterpreted as encoding two binary orthoepic distinctions: (1) weak versus strong syllables; and, among strong syllables, (2) accentable versus unaccentable ones. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ENGLISH LANGUAGE, *PHONETICS), SPEECH, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, SYMBOLS, SYNTHESIS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE