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Automatic Prosodic Event Detection Using Acoustic, Lexical, and Syntactic Evidence

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Automatic Prosodic Event Detection Using Acoustic, Lexical, and Syntactic Evidence
With the advent of prosody annotation standards such as tones and break indices (ToBI), speech technologists and linguists alike have been interested in automatically detecting prosodic events in speech. This is because the prosodic tier provides an additional layer of information over the short-term segment-level features and lexical representation of an utterance. As the prosody of an utterance is closely tied to its syntactic and semantic content in addition to its lexical content, knowledge of the prosodic events within and across utterances can assist spoken language applications such as automatic speech recognition and translation. On the other hand, corpora annotated with prosodic events are useful for building natural-sounding speech synthesizers. In this paper, we build an automatic detector and classifier for prosodic events in American English, based on their acoustic, lexical, and syntactic correlates. Following previous work in this area, we focus on accent (prominence, or...
Sankaranarayanan Ananthakrishnan, Shrikanth S. Nar
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TASLP
Authors Sankaranarayanan Ananthakrishnan, Shrikanth S. Narayanan
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