This paper describes an implemented computational model that generates intonation contours for dialogue systems. It presents a general overview of my dissertation work at the University of Minnesota under Jeanette Gundel and Maria Gini and the continuation of that work at the University of Edinburgh under D. Robert Ladd. My co-author on this paper is Judy Delin, a colleague of mine when I was at the University of Edinburgh.
Delin, Judy, and Ron Zacharski. 1997. Pragmatic Determinants of Intonation Contours for Dialogue Systems. International Journal of Speech Technology 1:109-120. (PDF)