First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Automatic Recognition of Intonation in French and Dutch

P. Mertens

University of Leuven, Belgium

A computer program is described which converts the speech signal into a string of intonation units, connected to the syllable chain. The main steps in this system are [1] the segmentation into syllabic units, [2] the perceptual integration of prosodic parameters within each syllabic nucleus, [3] the assignment of prosodic features and [4] the parsing of the resulting chain of feature bundles according to a language-specific intonation grammar.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mertens, P. (1989): "Automatic recognition of intonation in French and dutch", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1046-1050.