Perception of Prosodic Boundaries by Naive and Expert Listeners in French. Modelling and Automatic Annotation

George Christodoulides, Anne Catherine Simon, Ivana Didirkova


We present the results of a series of experiments in which naive listeners and expert annotators were tasked to indicate the presence of a prosodic boundary in real-time, by tapping on a computer keyboard. These taps are attributed to potential boundary syllables using an algorithm. Both groups listened to 48 samples from a corpus of French speech in multiple speaking styles, which also contains an annotation of prosodic boundaries produced off-line by experts. Several information sources (acoustic features, lexical and shallow syntactic features) are correlated with the responses of naive listeners and expert annotators. We compare the results for the two groups and describe an automated system for annotating prosodic boundaries.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-130

Cite as: Christodoulides, G., Simon, A.C., Didirkova, I. (2018) Perception of Prosodic Boundaries by Naive and Expert Listeners in French. Modelling and Automatic Annotation. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 641-645, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-130.


@inproceedings{Christodoulides2018,
  author={George Christodoulides and Anne Catherine Simon and Ivana Didirkova},
  title={Perception of Prosodic Boundaries by Naive and Expert Listeners in French. Modelling and Automatic Annotation},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018},
  pages={641--645},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-130},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-130}
}