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Prosodic Boundary Prediction for Greek Speech Synthesis

1Department of Music Technology & Acoustics, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Rethymnon Branch, Greece


Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications. 2013, Vol. 1 No. 4, 61-74
DOI: 10.12691/jcsa-1-4-2
Copyright © 2013 Science and Education Publishing

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Panagiotis Zervas. Prosodic Boundary Prediction for Greek Speech Synthesis. Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications. 2013; 1(4):61-74. doi: 10.12691/jcsa-1-4-2.

Correspondence to: Panagiotis Zervas, Department of Music Technology & Acoustics, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Rethymnon Branch, Greece. Email: pzervas@staff.teicrete.gr

Abstract

In this article, we evaluate features and algorithms for the task of prosodic boundary prediction for Greek. For this purpose a prosodic corpus composed of generic domain text was constructed. Feature contribution was evaluated and ranked with the application of information gain ranking and correlation-based feature selection filtering methods. Resulted datasets were applied to C4.5 decision tree, one-neighbour instance based learner and Bayesian learning methods. Models performance exploitation led as to the construction of a practically optimal feature set whose prediction effectiveness was evaluated with two prosodic databases. In terms of total accuracy and F-measure, evaluation results established the decision tree effectiveness in learning rules for prosodic boundary prediction.

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