Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Automatic Detection of Major Phrase Boundaries Using Statistical Properties of Superpositional F0 Control Model Parameters

Toshio Hirai, Norio Higuchi, Yoshinori Sagisaka

ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Labs., Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto, Japan

This paper proposes a method for automatic detection of major phrase boundaries as a first step toward full automatic annotation of prosodic structure. The modeling error of fundamental frequency (F0) and an F0 control modeling appropriateness measure (AIC) are employed to evaluate a prosodic major phrase boundary hypotheses. Experimental results are presented showing correct prediction of 66% of major phrase boundaries in Japanese read speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hirai, Toshio / Higuchi, Norio / Sagisaka, Yoshinori (1995): "Automatic detection of major phrase boundaries using statistical properties of superpositional F0 control model parameters", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1341-1344.