F0 contour and segmental duration modeling using prosodic features

Agnieszka Wagner, Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickiewicz University

This paper proposes a framework of F0 contour generation and segmental duration modeling for application in a unitselection speech synthesis system for Polish – BOSS. We describe the design of the F0 and duration modeling modules and emphasize the role of prosodic features (related to stress, pitch accent and phrase) in these two tasks.